Today's question of the day

Dec 26, 2014

Our Christmas Eve question asked: Who was the real-life inspiration for Festivus, the beloved made-up holiday featured on Seinfeld? And what is the true symbol of Festivus?  Dan O'Keefe Sr. was the inspiration for the holiday, which his son then wrote into an episode for Seinfeld. The symbol, however, was not "the pole," but rather a clock in a bag. "I don't know why, I don't know what it means, he would never tell me. He would always say, 'That's not for you to know,'" O'Keefe Jr. explains.

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer both parts of the question correctly! Honorable mentions go to Marilyn ParelKen Walker (who deserves props for offeirng a lovely, very detailed mult-tweet response to this Q), @.l.interpretationsDan Rosenbaum (nice course correction, Dan!) and Hollywood Highlands for also getting that right.

As for today's question, here it is: Buyer beware! Which 6 stores have the worst return policies for gifts, according to CNBC's report today?

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