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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/10

By askdotcom // June 10th, 2013

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Today’s photo challenge had fans wishing for a rainbow during June Gloom. Can you guess which movie star this is?

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If you said Judy Garland, you’re correct!

Miss Garland was actually born Frances Ethel Gumm today, June 10th, 1922. Fred Astaire once described Garland as the greatest entertainer who ever lived, with a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. She signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager after performing vaudeville with her two older sisters. Of course, she is best know for her role as Dorothy in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. Happy Birthday Judy!

-Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/5

By askdotcom // June 5th, 2013

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Today’s photo of the day challenge asked, “Do you know which famous U.S. mountain this is?”

If you guessed Mt. Rainier in Tacoma Washington, then you are correct!

Mt. Rainier is actually not just a mountain; it’s a stratovolcano located just 54 miles east of Seattle. Part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, it is the most topographically prominent mountain. It’s also considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Even though the last known evidence of eruption was 1894, you never know…

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/22

By askdotcom // May 22nd, 2013

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Today’s photo challenge of the day on Instagram was taken right from our Ask.com homepage question of the day. Do you know which is the only human bone without joints?

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It’s the hyoid bone, a horseshoe shaped bone that sits in the neck between the chin and thyroid cartilage  Like we said, it’s the only bone in the human body without any joints! Instead, it connects to other bones with muscles and ligaments. 

It helps with tongue movement and swallowing. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind.

The name is derived from the Greek word hyoeides meaning “shaped like the letter upsilon" (υ).

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/21

By askdotcom // May 21st, 2013

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The question of the day on Instagram was for TechTuesday, “When was the first Blackberry (RIM at the time) model released?”

It was fourteen years ago in 1996! The first model was a simple two-way pager with a thumb keypad and thumbwheel for scrolling the monochrome text display. Within a year, the devices were in use by fewer than 400k people and expected two-way wireless messaging services to attract 51 million users by 2002.

They provided email and WAP capabilities with limited HTML access provided by third party software. 

Needless to say, Blackberries have come a long way, and remain competitive in the smartphone market.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/20/13

By askdotcom // May 21st, 2013

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Yesterday’s photo challenge came straight from the Ask homepage’s question of the day! So if you’re a super Ask user, this one should have been no problem. Can you guess what type of car it is? The hint was that it is foreign. 

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If you guessed Lamborghini…you’re correct! 

Manufacturing magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s mechanical mind got into tractor manufacturing in 1948, when he founded Lamborghini Trattori, which quickly became an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the midst of Italy’s post-war economic reform. He later went on to produce air conditioners until he eventually founded Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with Ferrari.

The company’s first models were released in the mid-1960s and were noted for their refinement, power and comfort. Lamborghini gained wide acclaim in 1966 for the Miura sports coupé, which established rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive as the standard layout for high-performance cars of the era.

Today the Italian manufacturer of luxury sports cars is part of Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary Audi. Lamborghini’s production facility and headquarters are located in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. 

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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