DC's Brainbuster

Join me at  6:20am every morning as we fire up the neurons with useless trivia that you just can't resist. We call this THE BRAINBUSTER. Or just BRAINBUSTER would be fine. You put a THE in front of it and people may start taking it seriously.  

Enjoy! We'll post each day's answers here everyday! 

DC


TUESDAY JANUARY 22nd, 2013

BRAINBUSTER: researchers at Cambridge University used the first webcam to monitor this object. Monitor a what?
 
 
ANSWER: a coffee pot
 
The year was 1991 and the Trojan Room coffee pot was the inspiration for the world's first webcam. The coffee pot was located in the so-called Trojan Room within the old Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. The webcam was created to help people working in other parts of the building avoid pointless trips to the coffee room by providing, on the user's desktop computer, a live 128×128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot.




 
01/23/2013 11:52AM
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