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Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: New York senator Charles Schumer has a relative who is also a boldfaced name. Who is it? Who was the screenwriter behind Crossroads, the movie starring Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, and Zoe Saldana that the website Rotten Tomatoes calls a “cliched and silly pop star vanity project”? There’s a brand of scooter whose name comes from the Italian word for “wasp.” WhatRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” trivia calendar. This week’s questions: The Houston Astros were one of the first professional sports teams to start doing what? Who is the band Fleetwood Mac named for? There’s one actor who has voiced a role in every Pixar movie, from Toy Story to Cars to Inside Out. Who is he? When Ben & Jerry’s began, its founders originally planned on making another food product beforeRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: By what other name is zucchini known around the world? What member of the rock band Queen is also an astrophysicist? Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, attained enlightenment by sitting under a special tree for 49 days. What is this tree now known as? Botticelli’s painting The Birth of Venus is said to depict a scene featured in what classic Latin narrative poem?Read More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: What actress provided the voice for Elsa in Disney’s Frozen? In 2011, Netflix announced plans to split its streaming service and its disk-delivery service into two separate businesses. What was the name of the DVD-only business going to be? What president had the hardest time getting justices on the Supreme Court, with eight failed nominations? In addition to bread, workers building theRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: What actor was originally supposed to play the lead role of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation, but backed out before filming began? “It was red and yellow and green and brown, and scarlet and black and ochre and peach…” What item are these words describing? Who were Betty Grissom, Rene Carpenter, Louise Shepard, Trudy Cooper, Marjorie Slayton,Read More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: How many elements on the periodic table are naturally occurring? Name the only historical American Girl doll to have been discontinued–archived, in American Girl parlance–only to  be reintroduced a few years later. What reality show premiered in the Netherlands in 1999, came to the United States the following year, and went on to become a global phenomenon, airing in over 81 countries?Read More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: What Japanese video game series is named after a John Lennon song? What actress was nominated for her first Oscar at age 84, for her role in the film Nebraska? What annual celebration features the Samba Parade, full of colorful, sequined costumes and feathered headdresses? What constitutes the athletic feat known as the Serena Slam? According to newspapers, if someone is shotRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: Who was the first woman to lead the New York Times? Antonio Stradivari was born in Italy in 1644 and went on to become one of the most renowned luthiers of all time. What does this mean? An early version of what machine consisted of a tractor towing a sled? In Greek mythology, the nine muses were the daughters of Zeus andRead More


EARTH TALK: What Good Has EPA Ever Done for the Environment Anyway?

TweetDear EarthTalk: I would like to know what good the EPA has done for the environment?  —Mary W., via e-mail Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils. Polluters wouldn’t be held accountable for their irresponsible behavior, wildlife would have a more difficult time finding suitable habitat to raise their young, and greater and greater concentrations of greenhouse gases would jeopardize the ability of our own atmosphere to protect us from the heat ofRead More


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions and Answers from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: What experimental 20th-century female poet, author of “The Pool,” went by two initials? Elton John re-released his song “Candle in the Wind” in 1997. What event preceded this? What species are the fastest land insects? What did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas notably do in February  2006, during the case of Holmes vs. South Carolina? Where and when did the deadliest hurricaneRead More