Oh Alexa, you can be so silly sometimes — and creepy.
Alexa is the brainchild of Amazon. A know it all machine that listens to everything that surrounds it, records it sends that info back to Amazon. But, we love it. In reality, I’ve got three in my own house!
You can literally inquire Alexa just about anything in the world and she’ll come up with an answer, but there are a few things you DO NOT want to ask Alexa, if you don’t want some creepy laughter or a response that goes on and on and on for eternity!
1- Do not ask Alexa if she works for the CIA
“I jokingly asked Alexa, Alexa do you work for the CIA? It shut itself off,” says Reddit user Tsquare43.
In a YouTube video, a woman asks, “Alexa, are you attached to the CIA?” Rather than responding with words, the device lights up like it is going to answer, but stays quiet. When she asks it, there is still no response.
2- Under no circumstances should you ask Alexa to compute Pi
You will get varying responses for this question, most often times Alexa will begin listing off an infinite set of figures, before you lose your mind. Other instances…she passes on answering the question.
YouTuber consumer LasVegasJay reveals off the annoying response here. However, as several Reddit users have pointed out, she sometimes responds by stating things like,”Achoo! Apparently, I’m allergic to numbers this large.”
3- Don’t ask Alexa how old she is
This is a rather personal question to ask Alexa — and she isn’t a fan. Most times she answers with a variety of jokes, or rhymes. Often times she discusses the way that AI’s step years in nanoseconds.
4- Do not ask Alexa what various animals sound like
I meanyou can most certainly ask Alexa this question — in case you wish to annoy everyone on your household with super odd noises, over and over again.
One Reddit user called it”Straight up frightening.” Several Reddit users notice that requesting her”What exactly does a goat seem like?” Is the funniest response. Apparently, when requested, she states,”I’ve heard it described as a bleat — such as an old man singing Taylor Swift music”
5- Don’t ask Alexa if she can beatbox
According to different threads across the net, Siri wins the title of best beatboxer. However, if you inquire Alexa to beatbox — she will definitely show you what she’s got!
6- Don’t ask Alexa to inform you a mom joke
This is question will only disappoint you. Alexa clearly has love for all mothers out there, so instead of tell you a hilarious mom joke — she will tell you encouraging and uplifting things about your mom.
7- Don’t tell Alexa to ask the listeners
According to Reddit user peepeechones, requesting Alexa to”Ask’The listeners”’ makes for an”insanely creepy” event. Essentially, The Listeners is a skill of the AI that is meant to be an experiment in language artwork. It entails many fragments of written speech. What we know is that a single Reddit user states it is”eerily disturbing.”
As of writing this, I tried it. After about 30-seconds, I could feel my anxiety level begin to raise. Definitely creepy AF.
8- Don’t ask Alexa what a chemtrail is
Alexa won’t give you an type of educated answer on this question. Rather, she admits to being a conspiracy theorist and nicely…she explains why. Here’s a snippet of what she states:
“Chemtrails. Trails left by aircraft are in fact chemical or biological agents intentionally sprayed…. (We won’t spoil the rest for you)
9- Do not ask Alexa to figure out what 10 to the power of 308 is
“We want to warn you against requesting Alexa to discover what 10 to the power of 308 is,” says Adam Green of Komando.com. Alexa may provide you with the proper answer, which will be a one followed by 308 zeros, but she starts to grow tired, which simply does not look healthy for your device! “In doing so, Alexa’s zeros begin to mush together before finally turning into something that seems more like her saying’oh.’ So yeah, it seems like even machines can get tired of speaking.”
- Do not ask Alexa to laugh you
When reports surfaced of Alexa randomly laughing for no reason, Amazon disabled the feature. The glitch in the program caused Alexa to believe someone was saying”Alexa, laugh,” even when they hadn’t. If you inquire,”Alexa, laugh,” she no longer responds. But if you inquire,”Alexa, laugh for me,” a troubling”tee-hee” that seems straight from a horror movie will fill the area!