Question of the Day

Yesterday we asked: Jeff Bezos named his company Amazon after the river, both to suggest scale and to capitalize on the fact that website listings were often alphabetical at the time. But what did he originally plan to name it?

Answer: It was Cadabra

Congrats to Craig Pittman for being the first in with the right answer. Honorable mention goes to Dan Tynan who elaborated, “Cadabra. as in 'abra cadabra'. but he thought it sounded too much like 'cadaver' so...Amazon,” and Carrie Gray, who tweeted, “cadabra (not cadaver).”

Your question of the day for today is…Roald Dahl was writing a third book featuring Charlie Bucket (of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) when he died. What was the name of the unfinished work?

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