#1. "Alexa, what happened today in history?"
You'll get a to-the-point snippet of history from Alexa.
A couple of weeks ago on May 5, I learned that it had been exactly 47 years since Secretariat had won the 1973 Kentucky Derby in one minute and 59 seconds, a time that has still not been beaten! I didn't know that Secretariat still held the record.
Asking this question is a fun, easy and quick way to start your day learning something new -- or being reminded that it's the anniversary of a historical event you already know well.
#2. "Alexa, what's my horoscope?"
Alexa will ask for your sign (I'm a Taurus) and then provide the day's horoscope. Yesterday morning, I was advised to be prepared to put my Taurean work ethic to good use in the coming month to capitalize on opportunities arising during these uncertain times.
While I'm not one to put much weight on horoscopes, I'll concede that they often do get at something that's bubbling up in my life. Right now, I'm working as hard as ever on VoiceBrew to put out valuable content when many of you are spending more time at home -- which means more time with Alexa :)