Question of the Day

Apr 02, 2014

Yesterday's Question of the Day asked … When was the first time TV news was famously used to stage a successful April Fools' Day prank? That would be 1957, when the BBC's Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a farcical spaghetti plant harvest in southern Switzerland.

Congratulations once more to M. Edward Borasky, for being the very first to answer that, yet again! He is both a fount of trivia and a font of quick reflexes! Congrats, also, to the following people for also getting it right (in order of answers received): Ken Walker of the Tampa Bay Times, freelance journalist Anna ReitmanEdward TennerJann DorothyJack Schofield of the Guardian, freelance journalist Amy Zipkin, freelance journalist Annie DanceCaitlin Byrnes, ‏and eschuman!

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And here's today's question: This singer-turned-voice actor is the one that everyone in America became accustomed to hearing when dialing a number that was disconnected, changed, or no longer in service. By 2000, the New York Times reported that her voice was heard by about 300 million people each week. What was her name?

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

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