Question of the Day

Nov 03, 2016

Yesterday we asked:

Today is National Stress Awareness Day (which is all too fitting considering the consternation caused by this insane election). Stress can cause serious health problems, so please do what you can today to relieve some stress, whether it's yoga or squeezing a stress ball. Speaking of stress balls, their history actually dates back hundreds of years when they were made out of iron and called Baoding Balls. Can you name the stress ball's country of origin and the historical era in which they were invented?

Answer:  China, Ming Dynasty. Congratulations to Ron Casalotti for coming in first, with an honorable mention going to Emily Brooks.

Today's question: Now that the Cubs have broke their 108-year championship drought, what major league sports franchise (MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL) holds the new record for the longest championship drought?

Good luck! And as always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack.

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reporter covering music tech + politics. bylines @FastCompany @Guardian @thedailybeast @Stereogum I wrote @propublica's fracking song

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