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December 16, 2020: What were “jigsaw puzzles” originally called in the 1760s?
December 4, 2020: What name did Erno Rubik initially give his invention?
February 16, 2021: What was the first video played on MTV?
February 27, 2021: What was the first and last song to win a Grammy awarded for the Best Disco Recording?
February 6, 2021: Who did astronaut John Glenn specifically request to review all of the calculations prior to the Friendship 7 Mission in 1962?
January 16, 2021: What color were Dorothy’s slippers in the original Wizard of Oz book?
January 23, 2021: What was the first animated movie featuring Morgan Freeman?
January 30, 2021: What device does Peter Quill use to listen to music in Guardians of the Galaxy?
January 8, 2021: What kind of car was used as a time machine in the movie Back to the Future?
March 13, 2021: In 1784, which inventor first suggested the concept of Daylight Saving Time?
March 20, 2021: In which newspaper was the term “O.K.” first published?
March 6, 2021: What hip-swiveling toy was first patented in March 1963?
November 13, 2020: Who coined the term “virtual reality?
November 20, 2020: Which group of people invented rubber in 1600 BC?
November 6, 2020: Who invented paper in 105 CE?
October 16, 2020: What programming language was named after the first computer programmer?
October 23, 2020: What three computer keys will reopen all recently closed tabs if you press them at the same time using the Chrome browser on a PC or Chromebook?
October 30, 2020: What insect caused the first identified “computer bug” in 1947?
October 9, 2020: What were the first words spoken on the telephone?
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