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A Look Back At The Hints 03/17/19 – 03/23/19

Weekly Trivia Hints 03/17 – 03/23 Prosper, Phish, PayPal, Pitfall!, Pink Lady, Provenance, Psych, (03.17) COMPANIES What company launched in 2006 as America’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, allowing users to borrow money from other users instead of from a traditional bank or credit union? Click here to see the answer. Prosper (03.18) VIDEO GAMES One of the first …

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Question of the Day | Science – Scent of Rain

The name for the smell that lingers after it rains was coined what in 1964 by two Australian scientists?

The name for the smell that lingers after it rains was coined what in 1964 by two Australian scientists? One reaction that creates this smell occurs when chemicals produced by soil-dwelling bacteria known as actinomycetes are released. 

Question of the Day | Candy – PEZ

PEZ were originally anti-smoking mints.

The name PEZ, for PEZ candy, comes from the German word for what?   PEZ were originally anti-smoking tablets.

Question of the Day | Toys – Play-Doh

Before being sold as a children's toy, Play-Doh was originally sold as what?

Before being sold as a children’s toy, Play-Doh was originally sold as what?  Play-Doh originally came in one color, off white.

Question of the Day | History – Rap Battles

Before modern rap battles came to be, there was a medieval English and Scottish practice of exchanging witty, insulting verses called what?

Before modern rap battles came to be, there was a medieval English and Scottish practice of exchanging witty, insulting verses called what?   The term for this practice is derived from the Old English word for “quarrel”.

A Look Back At The Hints 03/10/19 – 03/16/19

Weekly Trivia Hints 03/10 – 03/16 Malaise, Radicchio, Waymo, Rheology, Asus, Balut, Coda (03.10) HEALTH From the Old French meaning “bad ease,” what “M” word refers to the general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify? Click here to see the answer. Malaise (03.11) COMPANIES What Taiwanese computer and …

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Question of the Day | Science – Moon Volcanoes

Which moon in the solar system has the most active volcanoes?

Which moon in the solar system has the most active volcanoes?  Somewhere around the world, there are likely about 20 active volcanoes erupting at this very moment. 

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