Question of the Day

Oct 12, 2016

Here's yesterday's question: President Obama discussed traveling to Mars in an op-ed this morning on, so we've got space on the brain. Mars has two moons. So we want to know the names of the moons AND what they’re named after.

Answer: Phobos (fear) and Deimos (panic) are the Red Planet’s two small moons. They are named after the horses that pulled the chariot of the Greek war god Ares, the counterpart to the Roman war god Mars.

Congrats to Mark Poepsel, Assistant Professor at SIU-Edwardsville for coming up with the correct answer most quickly. An honorable mention goes to @okshaleila.

Today's question of the day is...

Today is National Farmer's Day, and while we don't usually think of "farmers" when we think of corporate takeovers, 2016's biggest corporate takeover is poised to be the acquisition of a certain agricultural business you've almost certainly heard of. Who are the two companies involved in the deal and what is the supersized asking price?

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