Question of the Day

Yesterday, we asked: We’re moving into back-to-school season, so sharpen your pencils for this one. Before the invention of the pencil eraser, what food product was used to erase graphite?

Answer: Moist bread

Congrats to…David Daniel, first to tweet the correct answer, with “before erasers, we used bread. (But we soon learned you cannot erase with bread alone.)” Honorable mention to Lex, who wasn’t quite as quick on the draw but was specific: “Bread or wet bread?” We also have to mention Lorraine Berry‏, for her guess “cheese,” and Margo Howard, who answered “Mayonnaise,” because now we’ve got the workings of a sandwich.

So, we have to revisit Tuesday’s question. Beau Dure tweets, “Are you sure about yesterday's answer? Didn't The Young Ones air in 1985?” And he’s absolutely right, MTV did air episodes of “The Young Ones” in 1985 after the sitcom finished its run on BBC2. And suddenly, we’ve found ourselves down the rabbit hole of MTV history. MTV’s annual Spring Break coverage began in 1986 (shout-out to Robin Soslow, who answered, “Spring Break! I was there.”), and MTV News—which was Chris Lombardi’s answer—launched with “The Week In Rock” in 1987, the same year as “Remote Control.” And all of it happened before seven strangers were picked to live in a house.

Your question of the day for today is…After negotiations with Sarah Palin fell through for her to play the U.S. president on “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” who was offered the part—and accepted—but ultimately backed out due to another commitment?

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