Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4, 2009 question

"Let's Stay Together" and Al Green sauntered past Don McLean on the charts back in the day, and here's who knew: Kristin, Robbie, Julia, Maridee, and Kyle.

And speaking of old school R&B, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced yesterday the crowning achievement of the Iran space program, the deployment of Iran's first satellite. U.S. intelligence officials were initially distressed about the development, believing the same technology used to deploy Omid (Farsi for hope) might later be used in an attempt to deploy nuclear or biological weapons. Further investigation, however, revealed that Iran's claims were exaggerated.

They actually just acquired their first satellite TV deal at $9.99 a month* from Dish Network. According to one anonymous insider close to the negotiations, Ahmadinejad fumed, "The infidel dogs would not give me a digital converter coupon. Now they can eat the dust of my feet in HD, baby!"

Here's today's question:

What is the English translation of the Russian name, "Sputnik," assigned to the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth?

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