Question of the Day
Yesterday's Question of the Day asked … Who sent the first telegram on 1844 from Washington, D.C. (the Supreme Court chamber in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building) to Baltimore ((the B&O's Mount Clare Station)? That would be Samuel Morse, and the now-famous message he sent was "What Hath God Wrought."
Congratulations, again, to the unstoppable M. Edward Borasky for being the very first to answer both questions correctly! Can anyone beat him, we wonder? Honorable mentions also go out to (in order of correct answers received): Jeffrey Dvorkin, Craig Pittman with the Tampa Bay Times, Ken Walker with the Tampa Bay Times, Edward Tenner, Hiram Reisner, Matthew Delman, eschuman, Hollywood Highlands, freelance journalist Annie Dance, freelance journalist Amy Zipkin, Leonard Greycloud, Claudine Laforce, Paul DelColle, and Alan Blaustein!
As for today's question, here it is: A group of cats is often called a "clowder." But what do we call a grouping of owls, and what do we call a grouping of salamanders? Hint: Both your answers should be "political," so to speak!
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