Question of the day
Our last question asked: Speaking of surprises, NPR recently featured a find on what's left of an old volcano that emerged from the sea about 7 million years ago. What was discovered (or rather, re-discovered) there? Those would be giant stick bugs (Dryococelus australis) which were long presumed extinct after rats scurried off a stranded foreign ship and feasted on them in 1918.
Congrats to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly (although Sabrina Buckwalter also was very quick to point out the tiny, unusual land mass is known as "Ball's Pyramid"). Honorable mentions go out to these wonderful people for getting it right, too: Yael L. Maxwell (who calls them "super cool"), Ken Walker (whose answer was "Giant insects thought (hoped?) to be extinct"), and Mark Gibbs (who wonders "Did the Aussie government deport them, too?").
As for today's question, here it is: The deep-seated and long-standing enmity between skiers and snowboarders got especially ugly this weekend in Aspen when what happened?
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... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!