What is the first instant messenger?
ICQ was the first stand-alone instant messenger (IM) originally developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996. The name ICQ derives from the English phrase "I Seek You". The technology Mirabilis developed for ICQ was distributed free of charge. The technology's success encouraged AOL to acquire Mirabilis on June 8, 1998 . At its peak around 2001, ICQ had more than 100 million accounts registered.
What purpose did the Zoroastrians build a towers of silence for?
to ritual exposure of the dead
to offer sacrifices to the gods
on the occasion of the wedding
The Zoroastrians used the Towers of Silence as open burial pits, placing their deceased relatives in rows so their bodies would be feasted upon by birds of prey, usually vultures. The doctrinal rationale for exposure is to avoid contact with Earth or Fire, both of which are considered sacred in the Zoroastrian religion. Contaminating the elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) with decaying matter such as a corpse is considered sacrilege. Orthodox Zoroastrians continued to maintain a tower until the 1970s when ritual exposure was prohibited by law.
Who became the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes?
Australia was the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging, with all packets sold from 1 December 2012 being sold in logo-free, drab dark brown packaging. There has been opposition from tobacco companies to plain packaging laws, some of which have sued the Australian government. Since the Australian government won the court cases, several other countries have enacted plain packaging laws.
Which game believed to be the first commercially released movie tie-in?
Robin of the Wood
Shark Jaws is a single-player arcade game by Atari Inc. under the name of Horror Games, originally released in 1975. An unlicensed tie-in to the movie Jaws, and believed to be the first commercially released movie tie-in, it was created to do a game about sharks eating people. According to Bushnell, the game was successful enough to sell approximately two thousand units.
What enema was used to treat many diseases in the 17th-19th centuries?
salt solution enema
liquid soap enema
tobacco smoke enema
Tobacco was recognised by Europeans as a medicine soon after it was first imported from the New World, and tobacco smoke was used by western medical practitioners as a tool against cold and drowsiness. During the early 19th century the practice fell into decline, when it was discovered that the principal active agent in tobacco smoke, nicotine, is poisonous. A tobacco smoke enema was employed by the indigenous peoples of North America to stimulate respiration, injecting the smoke with a rectal tube
Which music portal does this logo belong to?
Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming platform that provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements or automatic music videos, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality, are offered via paid subscriptions.
What is the most popular YouTube kanal in the world at present?
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (1989), better known by his online nickname PewDiePie, is a Swedish video game commentator on YouTube. He mainly does Let's Play videos, in which he plays a video game and talks about it. He has over 93 million subscribers. On 15 August 2013, his channel became the most subscribed channel on YouTube. He was also the first YouTuber to get 14 million subscribers.
Who is the owner of WhatsApp at present?
The client application was created by WhatsApp Inc. of Mountain View, California, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$19.3 billion. By February 2018, WhatsApp had over one and a half billion users, making it the most popular messaging application at the time.
Which hockey players achieved the highest victory in history; 58:0?
Australia previously held the distinction of holding a world record for most goals and highest winning margin in a IIHF World Championship game; they defeated New Zealand by a score of 58–0 in 1987, breaking the record held by Canada (47 goals against Denmark) since 1949. However this was surpassed in 2008 by the Slovakian women's team (82 goals against Bulgaria).
reach: rather global Australia hockey records sport
Why is the match of Barbados and Grenada in '94 referred to as the most bizarre match ever?
A record number of red cards.
There weren't any goalkeepers.
The match lasted two days.
For strategic reasons - own goal.
On January 27, 1994, the Barbados national football team and Grenada national football team played against each other as part of the qualification round for the 1994 Caribbean Cup. Due to an unusual scoring rule, as well as the two teams' respective positions in the tournament, it was alternately in the best interest of first Barbados, then Grenada, to score an own goal. The result has been described as "o ne of the strangest football matches ever".
reach: rather global soccer sport
When an American soldier received the letter "Dear John" it meant..
the end of the relationship
birth of a child
a military discharge
decease of a spouse
A Dear John letter is a letter written to a man by his wife or romantic partner to inform him their relationship is over because she has found another lover. While the exact origins of the phrase are unknown, it is commonly believed to have been coined by Americans during World War II. "John" was the most popular baby name for boys in America.
Who scored the first basket in the history of the NBA?
Oscar Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman (1919- 2013) was an American professional basketball player. He is credited with having scored the first basket in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which would later become the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Who, after World War II, used the help of the "Bricha" organization?
Bricha was the underground organized effort that helped Jewish Holocaust survivors escape post–World War II Europe to the British Mandate for Palestine in violation of the White Paper of 1939. It ended when Israel declared independence and annulled the White Paper. After the Kielce pogrom of 1946, the flight of Jews accelerated, with 100,000 Jews leaving Eastern Europe in three months.
Who was Adolf Hitler's personal pilot between 1934 and 1945?
Hans Baur (1897-1993) was Adolf Hitler's pilot during Hitler's political campaigns of the early 1930s. He later became Hitler's personal pilot and leader of the Reichsregierung squadron. Apprehended by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II in Europe, he was imprisoned in the USSR for ten years before being extradited to France on 10 October 1955, where he was imprisoned until 1957. He died in Herrsching, Bavaria, in 1993.
Which plant was particularly valued in the production of the first paper?
The mulberry is a significant fiber crop in the history of paper. It was used for papermaking in China by around 100 AD. The paper recipe used by Cai Lun included plant bark fibres, rags and fishing nets. Early paper makers particularly valued Mulberry for producing high quality paper. Washi, a Japanese handcrafted paper, is made with the inner bark, which is pounded and mixed with water to produce a paste, which is dried into sheets.
Who, according to Jewish legends, was a one-day king of Poland?
Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1541–1617) was a wealthy and politically influential Polish Jew who is said to have briefly occupied the throne of Poland on 18 August 1587. He has historically borne the nickname, "Le roi d'un jour" (king for a day). While no physical evidence exists to prove the veracity of the story that Saul was briefly king of Poland, it has nonetheless gained a firm place in the folklore of the Jewish people.
Which dog is pictured?
Australian Cattle Dog
New Zealand Heading Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. This breed is a medium-sized, short-coated dog.
Where does this dog originate?
The Peruvian Hairless Dog, also known as the Viringo, is native to South America
What animal is more closely related to the Llama of South America?
The llama is a domesticated South American camelid. The genera Lama and Vicugna are, with the two species of true camels, the sole existing representatives of even-toed ungulates, called Tylopoda.
Which continent is home to the Tanami Desert?
none of these
The Tanami Desert is a desert in northern Australia situated in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.