X

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First SPAM Email About?

Computer Sales
Legal Services
Cocaine
Viagra

Answer: Computer Sales

These days we are used to being inundated with Spam messages–unsolicited advertisements that pile up behind our email spam filters every day. In the early days of computing, however, it was considered poor form to waste precious resources with such commercial pandering. All that changed in 1978 when a young Gary Turk fired off an unsolicited email to 400 people on ARPANET (the precursor to the Internet) pitching his new line of personal computers.

The email proved so unpopular and the backlash against sending an unsolicited commercial email was so great, it was over a decade before anyone else tried their luck with shotgunning commercial emails out over the network.

Trivia

Easy

Which American Professional Football Team Is Named After A Poem?

Trivia

Easy

Windows 95 Had A Special File Syncing Folder Known As?

Trivia

Hard

Long Before The World Wide Web French Citizens Enjoyed Online Banking And More Courtesy Of?

Trivia

Hard

The Phrase “Always A Bridesmaid But Never A Bride” Was Coined By A Company Selling?

Trivia

Hard

The Quietest Place On Earth Is Located Where?

Trivia

Easy

Marvel Created Superhero “The Blue Ear” To Support What?

Trivia

Hard

Cel-Shading Was First Used In Which Video Game?

Trivia

Hard

If You’re The Victim Of A Smurf Attack, You’re The Victim Of What?

Trivia

Hard

What Did 19th Century Japanese Aristocrats Dye Black As A Status Symbol?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Authors Invented A System For Taking Notes In The Dark?