Question of the Day

Yesterday, we asked: What was the first planet to be discovered using a telescope, in 1781?

Answer: Uranus, and you’re welcome.

Congrats to…Deirdre Blake, first to tweet the correct answer: “Uranus (giggled the 10-year old boy).” Honorable mention to Dan Rosenbaum, second runner-up with “Herschel found Uranus. With a telescope. More I will not say.”

Your question of the day for today is…Before Paul Gleason was cast as Clarence Beeks in the movie Trading Places, who was allegedly offered the role but turned it down? (Hint: Beeks is reading his autobiography on the train at the end of the movie.)

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