Stupid Alexa Tricks: More Fun Stuff To Ask Alexa

You’ve already tried everything in the For Starters Edition, TV & Movie Quotes Edition, Literary Edition and Odds n’ Ends Edition, but you still want more!

Here are some more things to try on your Echo. Speak the launch word, followed by:

What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow? – from Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Is the cake a lie? – from Portal video game

Is Jon Snow dead? – from Game of Thrones

You rock!

What’s your favorite color?

Will you marry me?

What’s your favorite food?

When is your birthday?

Why did the chicken cross the road?

What’s black and white and red all over? – two possible responses

Is your refrigerator running?

Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

How old are you?

This is a dead parrot. – Monty Python

How much is that doggy in the window?


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I love audiobooks, since they allow me to “read” while doing other things, like doing mindless household chores or working on craft projects. With the Echo, they’re even better because you don’t have to download the audiobook first, you can play any title in your Audible library instantly, on demand. Did you know you can try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks with a free, 30-day trial to see if you’ll want to make audiobooks a regular part of your life? If you’re not sold, just be sure to cancel your Audible membership before the trial ends (you’ll still get to keep your two free Audible books!). Set a reminder on your calendar if you want to be sure not to miss the free trial expiration date, and if you still miss it by just a day or two, you can always contact Amazon Customer Support (Amazon owns Audible) to cancel, and reverse any charges that may have been incurred once the free trial ended. If you’ve never tried Audible, I recommend the full-cast performance of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book as one of your trial picks – you can start a free Audible trial right from the linked page.


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