Question of the Day

May 03, 2017

Yesterday we asked: During the 1990s, all teachers in North Korea were required to play what instrument (and pass a test on it) before receiving their teaching certification?

Answer: The accordion

Congrats to Dan Rosenbaum, who was first with the correct answer and who also wondered, “How did they not have a nation of Weird Als and Frankie Yankoviches?”

Your question of the day for today is…At TIME, Ryan Kilpatrick is reporting bad news for your smashed avocado toast, with avocado prices at an all-time high—and expected to go higher. So here’s the question: The word avocado is derived from an Aztec word, ahuacatl, which means what? ‚Äč

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