Have you ever wondered who, what, where or why in your life-time before? Of course you have along with every other person on this plant has and we usually articulate it via a Google search. Google, in another step directed toward world domination have launched the new Google Knowledge Graph.

To quote the articulate people on the Google blog:

The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do.

Google’s Knowledge Graph isn’t just rooted in public sources such as Freebase, Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. It’s also augmented at a much larger scale—because we’re focused on comprehensive breadth and depth. It currently contains more than 500 million objects, as well as more than 3.5 billion facts about and relationships between these different objects. And it’s tuned based on what people search for, and what we find out on the web.

I don’t know how good this will be or if it will enhance our lives in a way that we never imagined possible but chances are the next time you search for something in Google you’ll learn a little bit more than you had imagined you would on a topic you hadn’t necessarily set out to in the first place.

Table quizzers the world over will be raising the bar with this new feature.