Happy Spring!

by Allacyn - Mar 22, 2011


Sunday marked the first day of Spring for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring officially started at 7:21 PM ET Sunday, March 20, 2011. The vernal equinox or spring equinox occurs every year on either March 20 or March 21. What this means to us is that now our days are longer than our nights, for the next six months. Here are some interesting facts about spring equinox;

  • In most parts of the world it is equal in daylight hours and nighttime hours, but there are places that already have more daylight.
  • Fall and spring equinox are the only times when the sun rises due east and sets due west in a year.
  • These are also the only days when a person on the equator can see the sun passing directly overhead.
  • This day has been celebrated for thousands of years and it is celebrated all over the world.
  • Some other names for spring equinox celebrations are Norouz in Iran, Chunfen in China, and Ostara in Europe.
  • Many ancient structures were built to coincide with the sun’s position on vernal equinox like The Great Sphinx, the monliths at Stonehenge, and the Ancient Mayan Caracol Tower and Temples of the Sun and Moon.
  • One superstition on spring equinox is egg balancing, it is supposed to be possible to balance a raw egg on its oblong end. I wouldn’t try this at home because it has not been proven to work any better on spring equinox than any other day of the year.

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Thursday Trivia – 9/2/10

by Colin - Sep 02, 2010


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It’s that time again – our Thursday’s Tricky Trivia, where we challenge you with random LearnKey-related trivia questions in exchange for correct answers and awesome swag! Good luck!

The Question:

What tool must be used to modify the properties of a table in Adobe InDesign?

The Prize:

A 1gb Flash Drive

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Trivia Contest Rules:

Answer the question correctly in the comments to be eligible to win*. Once you’ve submitted the answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email* by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Contest run time: Thursday Sept 2nd – Wednesday Sept 8th

Winner posted: Thursday August 26th

*Contest is open to North American residents only (Sorry, if international shipping rates weren’t so outrageously high we could include more people)

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*


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Trivia Question and Last Week’s Winner

by jleany - Aug 19, 2010


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Congratulations to Marc Gibbs for being last weeks Trivia Winner!

Here are the rules for this weeks question…

Answer the question correctly in the comments to be eligible to win . Once you’ve submitted the answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Here’s the question:

True or False:  If a users Domain password has expired, the user can change their password using the Outlook Web App, and then use Options > Settings>Password, to change their password.

This week’s prize: A LK-branded Flash Drive!

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Contest run time: Thursday August 19th- Wednesday August 25th

Winner posted: Thursday August 26th

Only North American residents are eligible to win prize *

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*


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LearnKey Giveaway

by jleany - Aug 12, 2010


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Answer the question correctly in the comments to be eligible to win . Once you’ve submitted the answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Here’s the question:

In Flash, why is the “tween” function called “tween”?

This week’s prize: A $5 Starbucks Gift Card OR a LK-branded Flash Drive- your choice!

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Contest run time: Thursday August 12th- Wednesday August 18th

Winner posted: Thursday August 19th

Only North American residents are eligible to win prize *

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*


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