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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”.

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. 

Question of the Day | Music – AC/DC Origins

Famous rock band, AC/DC got their name from the initials "AC/DC" on the back of what object?

Famous rock band, AC/DC got their name from the initials “AC/DC” on the back of what object?  In 1989, the US military blared AC/DC music at General Manuel Noriega’s compound in Panama for two continuous days until his surrender.

Question of the Day | Science – Twins

IN ADDITION TO FINGER PRINTS, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BODY PARTS IS COMMONLY USED TO TELL IDENTICAL TWINS APART BECAUSE IT IS NOT DETERMINED BY GENETICS?

In addition to finger prints, Which of the following body parts is commonly used to tell identical twins apart because it is not determined by genetics? What sounds like kids’ babbling could actually be cryptophasia, a language developed between twins that only they can understand.

Question of the Day | Inventions – Typewriter

The first typewriter was initially called what?

The first typewriter was initially called what? Christopher Latham Sholes invented the QWERTY keyboard and is also credited with having a hand in creating the first typewriter.

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