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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 6/7

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 of the Day Challenge 5/23

By askdotcom // May 23rd, 2013

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Since it’s Throwback Thursday, we decided to take it WAY back today. Were you able to figure out who this US president was?

James Garfield!

Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, with the second shortest term at only 200 days, March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881. He was the second of four presidents to ever be assassinated.

Garfield served the Union during the Civil War, and entered politics shortly after as a Republican. During his political career Garfield advocated a bi-metal monetary system, agricultural technology, an educated electorate, and civil rights for African Americans. 

- 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 5/9/13

By askdotcom // May 9th, 2013

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo challenge of the day was sort of hard, but that’s why it’s called…a challenge!

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We asked, “When was this picture taken?” And the hint we gave was that it was related to your laptop.

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The answer is 1944. This is a picture of Colossus, the first electric digital  computer that was all programmable. The Colossus computers were first used by British intelligence during WWII to decode encrypted telegraphic messages between the German High Command and their scattered European occupancy. Something tells us, this didn’t come with a mouse and keyboard…

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/8/13

By askdotcom // May 8th, 2013

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The question today was, “Can you guess whose famous comedian’s mother this is?”

If you said, Ben Stiller, then you’d be correct! 

Ann Meara was funny long before Ben was born. Her and Ben’s father Jerry Stiller (George Costanza’s father on Seinfeld!) were part of the original improv group, The Compass Players, which later went on to become The Second City. In fact, their comedy duo, Stiller and Meara often appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Since then, Meara has gone on to play many memorable roles on television. Oh, and she raised Zoolander!

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 5/6/13

By askdotcom // May 6th, 2013

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If you started following us on Instagram (@askdotcom) then you already saw this obscure Photo of the Day Challenge. The hint was,”Iron Man may have stolen the box offices this weekend, but can you guess who this other #marvel superhero is?”

Did you guess right?

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It was Thor!

Fun fact: Did you know that Thor has 22 aliases?? He can also be known as:

Donald M. Blake, God of Thunder, Son of Odin, the Thunderer, Lord of Asgard, Jake Olson, Sigurd Jarlson, Donar, Donner, Hloriddi, Unhappy Hrungnir’s Playmate, Veur, Hrodr’s Foe-Man, Longbeard’s Son, Vingthor the Hurler, Siegfried, Siegmund, “Woe-King”; impersonated Hercules, Harokin, Freya; formerly bound to Eric Masterson

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to play our Photo of the Day Challenge. You can find all the answers right here at the end of the day.

 

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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