Question of the Day >> History – Barcodes

What was the first commercial product (UPC) to use a barcode? The first barcode design was patented in 1952 and looked like a bullseye.

A Look Back At The Hints 12/02/18 – 12/08/18

Weekly Trivia Hints 12/02 – 12/08 Grover Cleveland, John Hancock, George McGovern, Duke of Wellington, Pablo Neruda, Walpole, Joan Miró (12.02) HISTORY The subject of a statue in Glasgow that residents often deface with a traffic cone, what British prime minister conquered Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo?   Click here to see the answer. Duke of …

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Question of the Day >> Science – Medicine

A raw ingredient of aspirin originally came from boiling the bark of what tree? People take aspirin differently across the world. Americans swallow tablets whole, the British dissolve them in water, and the French prefer use them as suppositories.

Question of the Day >> History – White House

Who was the first president to live in the White House? A swimming pool was added to the White House in 1933 to help polio-stricken Franklin Roosevelt exercise his upper body.

Question of the Day >> Geography – Tropic of Capricorn

Which is the only country crossed by both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn?  The Tropic of Capricorn marks the farthest point south at which the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon.

Question of the Day – Science

20% of office coffee mugs contain what type of bodily bacteria?  A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.

Question of the Day – Science

Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where people think they are what?  There are more than 400 distinct phobias recognized by psychologists.

Question of the Day – Sports

Who invented the game of ping pong?  Ping pong became an official Olympic sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Question of the Day – Games

What is the highest scoring word in Scrabble, worth 1,778 points?  Scrabble was invented by architect Alfred Mosher Butts.

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