Question of the day
Our last question asked: What giant flub happened at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant this weekend? (And do you think it was staged?) They crowned the wrong girl -- Miss Colombia -- when Miss Philippines apparently was the true winner.
Congratulations to Joseph Campbell of Booz Allen Hamilton for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to Maureen MacGregor (who adds "Too real & raw 2b fake (unlike some stuff @ pageant)"), Bridget O'Brian (who adds "And really, who cares if it was staged?"), Edna Kaplan (who adds "but I don't think it was an accident at all"), Eugene Hunt (who adds "sorry Miss Colombia"), Carrie Gray (who offers the analogy of "Dewey defeats Truman!"), Eve Byron, Mark Gibbs (who remarks "Staged? If they'd announced American Pharaoh won, then yes, otherwise they're not that smart"), Charlotte LoBuono, Lucia A. Walinchus (who reflects that "Maybe the real news is sadly the pageant is still going on?"), Ron Casalotti (who jokes "In a related story, Colombia declared war on the Philippines"), Margo Howard (who suggests "I think that's worth a diamond bracelet"), Jake Wengroff (who notes that host Steve Harvey, who made the flub, also misspelled both women's countries in his now-deleted apology tweet), Ken Walker (who also thinks "No way it was staged: No one can pretend to be that dumb"), Liam Powell, Tiffany R. Jansen (who notes "As a former Miss America pageant girl, it was *def* not staged"), Robert Fortner, Robin Tierney (who suggests "In an alternative universe, would be a nerdy writer like me"), Martin Berliner (who quips "lucky he didn't say 'Donald Trump'"), Hollywood Highlands, Alan Blaustein, Dawn Burkes (who also doesn't think it was staged), Fabiola Camacho and Ayele Ajavon for all getting it right, too.
As for today's question, here it is: Bank of America Merrill Lynch convinced Twitter to do what, according to Business Insider's Jim Edwards?
... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!