Would you rather…Tuesday!

Would you rather … be the most popular kid in school or the smartest?

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Starting on Tuesdays, Answers will be all about choices! Because making the right one, not only reveals a great deal about you, but it’s a fun game once you get started…

So answer our fun Tuesday question and then ask your own fun WYR-question!

What you have to do so that your answer is selected as ‘best answer’?

Convince us that your choice is the smartest/best/funniest way to resolve the given situation. Heck, add an image or a video to your answer and we will award you with 50 bonus points!

Enjoy!

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What Would You Do…Monday!

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We’ve all been there - Left hanging, the initial enthusiasm draining awkwardly and slowly away.

So tell us, What Would You Do if…someone didn’t return your high five?

Ask your own WWYD question on Answers today. The most popular WWYD questions and answers of the week will be rewarded with a digital high five.

Points. We mean points.

Ask Answers “What would you do if…”

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Celebrating Senses - Day 5: The Impact of “Touch”


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touch
ˈtəch\
noun, verb.
Definition:

  1. to perceive or sense by means of physical contact.

Today’s our final day in Celebrating Senses! Today’s sense, last but certainly not least, is “Touch!” We’re giving out mega points today for the best questions and answers related to touch and feeling. Last chance to ask a touch question!

Here’s ours:

What does love feel like?

Stay tuned for next week - we’ll be announcing the winning questions and answers for each sense!


Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team

Celebrating Senses - Day 4: The Adventure of Taste


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taste
ˈtāst\
noun, verb.
Definition:

  1. to perceive or distinguish the flavor of. 

We’re on our second to last day of Celebrating Senses with “taste" as today’s featured sense! We’re giving a bunch of points to questions related to flavor, palate, and all other things taste-related. Don’t forget to ask one today! You can also see our hashtags for more question ideas.

So here’s our taste question for today:

What imaginary or mythical creature would taste the best (or worst), and why?

Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team

Celebrating Senses - Day 3: The Bliss of “Smell”


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smell
ˈsmel\
noun, verb.
Definition:

  1. to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose.

We’re on Day 3 of Celebrating Senses, and today we’re focusing on “Smell” questions! Today we’re awarding lots of points to the most interesting queries related to scents, noses, and all things smell-related. Don’t forget to ask one today! You can also see our hashtags for more question ideas.

Our “smell” question for you is this:

What smells are associated with some of your most distinct memories?

Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team

Bluetooth Technology is Named After a King

**Secret Revealed**

Article: http://bit.ly/UohVS6

King Harald Gormsson ruled Denmark from c. 958 until his death in 985 or 986 (sources vary). He also dabbled in ruling Norway for a few years starting in roughly c. 970.

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He is known for building the first bridge in southern Scandinavia. It was a huge bridge for the time at 5 meters (5.5 yards) wide and 760 meters (831 yards) long. Bridges were of course useful, and this was the longest known bridge in the Viking era — a prestigious symbol for the builder.

Although he’s sometimes credited for it, it’s debated whether Harald was responsible for converting Denmark to Christianity. But, it is fair to say he was known for amicably bridging the religious following in Denmark from pagan to Christianity. This is succinctly demonstrated by one of Denmark’s most well known landmarks, the Jelling Stones. These giant boulders from the Viking Age are now encased in glass and rest in the town of Jelling, Denmark. The largest stone, raised by Harald, is frequently referred to as Denmark’s baptismal certificate. The interesting part is that the engravings depict both heathen and Christian imagery.

Although Harald raised the Jelling Stones in his parent’s honor, his modern legacy relates to his nickname, bluetooth. Like many things in history, there’s no definitive answer to why that was his nickname; but, there are plenty of colorful theories.

  1. He had a bad tooth, which was black and blue.
  2. He often wore blue clothing, and blue dye was the most expensive so it signified his royalty. That is, he was so noble that even his teeth were blue.

In Harald’s day, he was the meaning of bluetooth. Of course today, bluetooth means something completely different. Although it was popularized by connecting cell phones to wireless headsets, the vision was to eventually use bluetooth to wirelessly connect any two devices together.

That vision has been realized. You can use it to stream music to your car or home stereo. Video game systems use it for wireless controllers. It can be used to unlock your home without removing keys from your pocket and you can even pay for products in some places using bluetooth.

Bluetooth technology is named after King Harald because, like Harald, bluetooth can bridge the gap between the Christians and heathens (of wireless devices). The bluetooth logo is even made up of Harald’s Nordic runes initials.

If you can bring people together, maybe your initials will be resurrected one thousand years from now too. You better start working on a cool nickname.

Chad Upton is a blogger for Broken Secrets and an official Yahoo Answers contributor.

Sources: wikipedia (harald bluetooth, jelling stones), Viking Empires (book)

Celebrating Senses – Day 2: The Joy of “Sound”

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hear
ˈhir\
verb.
Definition:

  1. to perceive by the ear.

We’re continuing our celebration of senses with “Hear” questions! We’ll be rewarding the most popular and interesting queries related to listening, sound, ears, and all other things hearing-related. You can also see our hashtags for more ideas!

So here’s our question to you today:

            What’s an interesting conversation you’ve overheard?

Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team

Celebrating Senses – Day 1: The Delight of “Sight”

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see
sē/
verb.
Definition:

  1. to perceive with the eyes.

As we announced last week, we’re launching our celebration of senses with “See” questions! We’re rewarding the most intriguing questions and answers related to seeing, looking, witnessing, eyes, vision, and all other things sight-related. You can also see our hashtags for more ideas!

To get the ball rolling, here’s our question to you:

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen in public?

Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team