Question of the Day

Apr 25, 2017

Yesterday we asked: This year marks the 50th anniversary of S.E. Hinton's classic coming-of-age novel, "The Outsiders." Hinton had a small cameo in the 1983 film adaptation of her book. What role did she play?

Answer: S.E. (that's Susan Eloise) Hinton played a nurse in the movie.

Congrats to Dan Rosenbaum, who was first to tweet in the correct answer.

Your question of the day for today is…The word "factoid" first appeared in a 1973 biography, where it referred to an "invented" fact that people believe is true because it appears in print. Name the author who coined the word. Extra credit if you name the book, too.‚Äč

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