I had heard about "Google Answers", but I confess that I thought it was a dead end gimmick.
It's not. It's amazing.
Check out this example: Google Answers: manufacturers of superballs (high bounce rubber balls)
The thoroughness and reliability of the answers I looked at belied the astonishing (under $200) price that was being charged.
One last factoid: They didn't drink Kool Aid at Jonestown. It was FlavorAid. I feel sorry for the guys at General Foods who had to live with the brand besmirchment!
Thanks to Dave Winer for the obtuse reference that started me down the road.