I think that is one of the great things about Ask.com. You see all sides of life, the good and the bad. You have a chance to learn about others' cultures and religions and politics. I like the idea I can answer a question and read other's answers and comments without it going off subject like a chat site does.
yes you can learn things even things you wouldn't ask yourself, and its great for debates with those who have different opinions, just wish there was notifications on comments to my answers and comments.