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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/26/13

By askdotcom // June 26th, 2013

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Today’s photo of the day challenge of the day for #humpday asked fans if they knew which mountain this was….

If you guessed Mount Everest then you’re correct!

Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak of 29,029ft about sea level. If we’re measuring from the center of the Earth, which, why not, then it’s the 5th tallest mountain. It’s located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas with an international border between China and Nepal running across the precise summit point.

It was originally documented as Peak XV in 1856, but just under ten years later it was given the official name by the Royal Geographical Society. Because Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners at the time, the British explorers had no idea that Tibetans had always called Everest, “Chomolungma.”

- Suraya Akbarza, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/18/13

By askdotcom // June 18th, 2013

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For today’s photo of the day challenge, we were just too excited for summer to come, so we had to ask…”What flavor of ice cream is this?

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If you said, Pralines n’ Cream…You were right!

But did you actually know what praline means? Praline can refer to confections made from nuts and sugar syrup, whether in whole pieces or a ground powder, or to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder or nuts. 

What flavors are your go-to during the summer?

-Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo Challenge of the Day 6/17/13

By askdotcom // June 17th, 2013

For today’s Instagram photo of the day challenge we asked, “Do you know which gam these pieces belong to?”

If you said Bingo, you were correct!

Bingo can actually be traced back to a lottery game played in Italy around 1530 called Il Giuoco del Lotto d’italia. By the time the eighteenth century rolled around, the game had moved into France and evolved to include playing cards, tokens, and reading numbers out loud. In the nineteenth century, Bingo was being widely used in Germany to teach children spelling, animal names, and multiplication tables.

Le Lotte was created in France in 1778, which featured 27 squares in a unique layout of three rows and nine columns, which later became the basis for the modern day design. It was in the early 1920’s that Hugh J. Ward standardized the game we know today at carnivals around Pennsylvania. He went on to copyright the game, “Bingo” and author its rule book in 1933.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/13

By askdotcom // June 13th, 2013

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Today’s photo of the day challenge came straight from our Ask.com homepage question of the day. What was the original ICEE flavor?

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If you guessed, Cola…you were correct!

The ICEE was invented in 1958 by a Kansas Dairy Queen own who had been placing bottles of soda in his freezer until frozen, because he didn’t own a soda fountain. The frozen drinks were popular and he soon realized that he needed a machine to make the product. Did you know he originally wanted the tasty treats to be called, "scoldasices"??

-Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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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 6/7

By askdotcom // June 7th, 2013

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For today’s photo of the day challenge we took our questions straight from today’s homepage poll, “What is Prince’s real name?”

If you guess Prince Rogers Nelson…You’re correct!

Prince was born ion June 7th, 1958…Happy Birthday Prince, err…The Artist Formerly Known As Prince…err that symbol thing…err PRN…err….

- 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 Challenge of the Day 6/4/13

By askdotcom // June 4th, 2013

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Today’s Tech Tuesday photo challenge asked: Do you know what this household robot is called?

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It’s a Roomba!

Introduced in 2002, the Roomba is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner sold by iRobot. Under normal conditions, the Roomba is able to autonomously vacuum the floor while navigating obstacles. It’s able to change direction upon impact, detect dirty spots on the floor, and is able to sense drops to prevent it from falling down the stairs. If you’re feeling extremely creative, you can assign it more diverse tasks via an embedded computer in conjunction with Roomba Open Interface.

Also, it will most assuredly confuse your cat to no end.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo Challenge of the Day 5/30/13

By askdotcom // May 30th, 2013

Today’s photo challenge on Instagram asked you guys, “Can you name Mickey Mouse’s movie debut?”

The answer is “Steamboat Wililie!”

Mickey Mouse made his debut in the short animated film, “Steamboat Willie” in 1928. Steamboat Willie was one of the very first animated films with synchronized sound, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was also the first animated movie to feature a fully post-produced soundtrack.

Mickey was introduced as a mischievous mouse, but over the years gained so much popularity that he became an icon for the everyman!

Follow us on Instagram to make sure you’re playing along with our daily photo of the day challenges. Find us at @askdotcom!

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/29/13

By askdotcom // May 29th, 2013

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Today’s question of the day was taken right from our Ask.com homepage poll today. Which late night talk show host is this?

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It’s Jimmy Fallon! 

Fallon, who had plenty of experience as SNL’s co-host of Weekend Update, took over Conan O’Brien’s role as host of Late Night on NBC in 2009, when O’Brien left to take over for Jay Leno. Unfortunately for Conan, that gig didn’t pan out as planned, and Leno came back to his post. No sweat for O’Brien though, he has his own successful show on TBS now.

However, last month iIt was announced that this comedian turned talk show host sensation will replace Jay Leno as the host of the Tonight Show. He will take his new post next February at the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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