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Question of the Day >> History – Ancient Greece

In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was done to signify one’s what (for another person)? The word “idiot” finds its origins in ancient Greece, but at that time, it was meant to refer to anyone who didn’t participate in politics.

Question of the Day >> History – Salsa

Which ancient culture were the first to combine domesticated tomatoes and chilies to make what we now call salsa? Pace, originally a syrup maker, made the first commercially successful salsa in the U.S., Pace Picante.

Question of the Day >> History – PhD

Who is the only president to have had a PhD degree? The term “philosophy” in Doctor of Philosophy does not refer solely to the modern field of philosophy, but is used in a broader sense in accordance with its original Greek meaning, which is “love of wisdom.”

A Look Back At The Hints 12/23/18 – 12/29/18

Weekly Trivia Hints 12/23 – 12/29 Australia, Lavender, The Philippines, South Africa, Portugal, Qatar (12.23) COUNTRIES What Middle Eastern country recently announced that it is leaving OPEC to focus on natural gas production? Click here to see the answer. Qatar (12.24) ANIMALS What country has the world’s highest wild camel population? Click here to see …

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Question of the Day >> Art – Stains

The white stain on the surface of the famous painting “The Scream” is what?  The Scream isn’t one piece, but four. Munch made a painted version as well as a crayon piece, another pastel version, and tempera paints on board for his final Scream.

Question of the Day >> History – Hobbies

According to his wife Mary, Abraham Lincoln’s hobby was what?  Everyone thought Abraham Lincoln was ugly, including himself. Once when he was accused of being “two-faced,” he replied, “If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?”

Question of the Day >> History – Vatican Pranks

Which key Rennaissance character would often put fake wings and horns on lizards to scare people in the Vatican? Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.

Question of the Day >> History – Slang

“Bumpsy” is 17th century slang for what? Forks, as they exist today, weren’t widely used until the early 17th century.

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