Question of the Day

Feb 24, 2014

Friday's Question of the Day asked …  In 1835, The New York Sun published a series of articles falsely claiming that an eminent scientist had discovered life on the moon, in an ethically questionable effort to boost sales. Before the lie was uncovered, what was the excuse they gave readers for ending the series? That would be that the mythical telescope was mistakenly aimed at the sun, setting fire to the observatory and destroying the telescope!

Congratulations to M. Edward Borasky for being the first to answer! Congrats also to Edward Tenner for being quick on Borasky's heels with the correct answer.

Here's today's question: After years of popularity, Norman Rockwell left the The Saturday Evening Post for Look Magazine after expressing frustration over subject limitations  The very next cover he drew for Look was titled "The Problem We all Live With" and is still famous to this day. What did it depict?

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