1/15/18 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to LME’s 1/15/18 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, unexpected or informative response. Note to those new to the site: this feature runs every Monday.


MLK Jr quote


Say the wake word followed by any of the following queries or statements. As today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., we begin with some responses keyed to the day.

Who was Martin Luther King Junior?

What would Martin Luther King Junior say?
Multiple responses, you can ask more than once.

Wikipedia Martin Luther King Junior.

Good morning.
Today’s response includes an MLK reference.

Sing the alphabet.

Say the alphabet.

Say the alphabet backwards.

Sing barbershop quartet.

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.


If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
You have to ask this one exactly as written, and make sure you’re close to the device so Alexa hears you clearly.

Tell me a shark joke.
Multiple responses, you can ask more than once.

There can be only one.