Question of the Day

Mar 24, 2014

Friday's Question of the Day didn't end up in the MRD, so we'll re-print it here! Thursday's Question of the Day asked …  On March 4, 1880, The New York Daily Graphic published "the first reproduction of a photograph with a full tonal range in a newspaper." What did it depict? That would be "A Scene in Shantytown," which you can see here. We've come a long way!

Congratulations to WheelsForWomen, Ireland's first motoring website for women, for being the very first to answer that question correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Ken Walker of the Tampa Bay TimesM. Edward BoraskyCraig Pittman also at the Tampa Bay TimesRon Harris of the Associated PressJeanne KirkLynda AlbertsonSkyra RideauxLITEHiram ReisnerMarco RomandiniRachel RohHugh Cutler, and Edward Tenner for also getting it right!

As for today's question: Czech writer and journalist Karel ńĆapek was credited with inventing and introducing a strange, new word in 1920 for a concept that was still alien then, but now it's used all over the world. What is the word?

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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