7/3/17 Things To Ask Alexa

Welcome to LME’s 7/3/17 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, unexpected or informative response. This week, with a few specific to American Independence Day.

 

Scary Boom Boom Day

 

Say the wake word followed by any of the statements or queries below.

What happened on this day in history?

What’s the currency in [country]?

What do you call a group of crows?

What do you call a baby [animal]?

Tell me a limerick.

Tell me a Fourth of July joke.

Wikipedia American Independence Day.

On Echo Show – Show me pictures of [thing].
This will search your personal photos on Prime Photos to find matches. I tried “fireworks” and sure enough, Alexa produced a slideshow of images from my photo library that included fireworks. You could also try things like “the ocean”, “kids”, “flowers”, or anything else that figures in your personal photo collection.

Prime Members: Play 50 Patriotic Songs: Music for the 4th of July.

Prime Members: Read the Declaration of Independence.
This fetches a recording of John F. Kennedy reading the Declaration of Independence from the album 4th of July, which is currently included in the Prime Music catalog, and includes American patriotic songs, readings, and a recording of a 4th of July fireworks display.

 

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