Trivia

Hard

Which Popular Website’s Name Is The Result Of A Misspelling?

Yahoo
Google
TaoBao
eBay
An example of one of the early Google logos.
Google/Alphabet

Answer: Google

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page sat down to register the name and domain of their young search engine, they wanted a name that invoked a sense of the magnitude of information their search engine indexed. What better word than googol—a mathematical term that stands in for 10 to the hundredth power, or 10,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000,­000.

If Googol was what they were going for, then how did we end up with Google instead? While Brin and Page might be brilliant computer scientists, they’re terrible spellers.

Trivia

Easy

In Which Video Game Is Every Named Character You Kill A Real Historical Figure?

Trivia

Hard

Kintsugi Is The Japanese Art Of Repairing Pottery With?

Trivia

Hard

The Opposite Of Hibernation Is Called?

Trivia

Hard

Iconoclastic Comedian George Carlin Was Also The Narrator For Which Of These Children’s Shows?

Trivia

Hard

Volkswagen Sells More Of What Thing Than They Sell Cars?

Trivia

Hard

In The 1930s, There Were Huge Numbers Of Cookbooks Devoted To Cooking With?

Trivia

Hard

What Common Office Supply Staple Is Capable Of Generating X-Ray Radiation?

Trivia

Hard

The First Actor To Accept A Razzie Award In Person Was?

Trivia

Easy

What Common Culinary Vegetable Was Considered Poisonous In 18th Century Europe?

Trivia

Hard

The Ten Commandments Of The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction Were Intended To Prevent?