10 most difficult internet riddles A list of internet related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Computer science quiz Where does the symbol @ come from?From Latin. The sign comes from a Latin ligature replacing in the medieval and Renaissance commercial manuscripts the word "at" - and denoting the recipient of the parcel.He first appeared in 1448 in a document with a register of wheat deliveries from the Kingdom of Castile to the Kingdom of Aragón.very hard 25% from Arabicfrom Arabic15%from Greekfrom Greek15%from Latinfrom Latin25%this symbol was created for the needs of e-mailthis symbol was created for the needs of e-mail43%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 331 answers in 3 languages »computers riddles » the ancestor of the Internet was ...Arpanet. The ARPANET project led to the development of protocols for internetworking, by which multiple separate networks could be joined into a single network of networks. ARPANET development began with two network nodes which were interconnected between the Network Measurement Center at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1969very hard 30% AlohanetAlohanet11%ArpanetArpanet30%UsenetUsenet31%BitnetBitnet26%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 404 answers in 3 languages »computer science riddles » To whom does the .tv internet domain belong? Country of Tuvalu. The domain name is popular, and thus economically valuable, because it is an abbreviation of the word television. The domain is managed by VeriSign company, which signed the contract with the Government of Tuvalu.very hard 35% International Television CouncilInternational Television Council25%Country of TuvaluCountry of Tuvalu35%Verising companyVerising company14%NobodyNobody23%Created by: lukasz Poland. Statistics based on 845 answers in 3 languages »TV riddles » Where was the World Wide Web discovered?In Europe. WWW was invented by Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN research center in Geneva, Switzerland.very hard 35% in USin US52%in Japanin Japan7%in Europein Europe35%In AustraliaIn Australia4%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2507 answers in 2 languages »history of technics riddles » How did Spam become the synonym of unwanted email?Through Monty Python sketch. Spam (shortened from spiced ham) is a canned precooked meat product made and trademarked by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937. It got popular in the UK during WW2. The name has been given to electronic spam through a Monty Python sketch, in which Spam was portrayed as ubiquitous and inescapable.hard 40% through Monty Python sketchthrough Monty Python sketch40%acronym of Sender Probably A Machineacronym of Sender Probably A Machine25%acronym of Still Pending Another Mailacronym of Still Pending Another Mail14%first spammy emails were meat advertsfirst spammy emails were meat adverts20%Created by: Andy Sealy. Statistics based on 6782 answers in 2 languages »meat riddles » Who invented the World Wide Web?CERN laboratory in Switzerland. A group of computer scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) proposed in 1990 to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will", and they publicly introduced the project in December of the same year.hard 44% MicrosoftMicrosoft15%NASANASA18%CERN laboratory in SwitzerlandCERN laboratory in Switzerland44%American National Standards InstituteAmerican National Standards Institute22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8174 answers in 3 languages »technology riddles » Where was the first WWW server located?In Geneva. The first web server was located on the very own Tim's Berners-Lee NeXT workstation. While working for CERN in Geneva Tim invented both first version of HTTP protocol and HTML language. The first web server outside Europe was launched on the 12th of Dec 1991 at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), California.hard 44% in Genevain Geneva44%at Stanfordat Stanford24%at MITat MIT18%at UC Berkeleyat UC Berkeley11%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 5423 answers in 3 languages »history riddles » When was the first e-mail message sent?1971. The service consisting in sending text messages between computers was invented in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson. Previously, mail could be sent only to others who used the same computer. To achieve this,"Ray" he used the @ sign to separate the user name from the name of their machine, a scheme which has been used in email addresses ever since.hard 46% 2001200110%1991199127%1981198115%1971197146%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 1510 answers in 3 languages »computer science riddles » What does the "500" HTTP server error code mean?Internal server error. The 500 Internal Server Error is a very general HTTP status code that means something has gone wrong on the website's server, but the server could not be more specific on what the exact problem is. hard 53% Unsupported HTTP versionUnsupported HTTP version11%Access is forbiddenAccess is forbidden11%Page not foundPage not found23%Internal server errorInternal server error53%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 443 answers in 3 languages »computer science riddles » What is ten to the power of one hundred called?Googol. The name of the Google search engine was created by mistake of its creator, L. Page, who meant googol.hard 55% pryliardpryliard20%googolgoogol55%prymolprymol14%prymol of pryliardsprymol of pryliards9%Created by: Rafał. Statistics based on 21532 answers in 3 languages »numbers riddles » Play computer science quiz and see all the questions.