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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


EARTH TALK: What Can We Do To Fight Trump’s Anti-Environment Agenda?

TweetDear EarthTalk: I’m concerned about the impact the new administration will have on the environment, especially the calls to bypass renewables and ramp up fossil fuel production. What can I do as an average citizen to combat harmful environmental policies? —C. Bedrosian, via e-mail Lots. The sad fact is that while more than two-thirds of Americans want the federal government to do more to protect against global warming and other environmental ills, the Trump administration is pushing forward with plans to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and wriggle out ofRead 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 was the name of the female bassist and member of the so-called Wrecking Crew of 1960s studio musicians, who is said to be the most widely recorded electronic bass player ever? What unites users of the social network Ravelry? Name the New York Mets player who, though he hasn’t played since 2001, currently collects $1.193 million every July 1 from theRead More


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

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com. Find five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar below. This week’s questions: Charles Fey of San Francisco is commonly credited with inventing the “Liberty Bell” in the late 1800s, the first what? During the early days of radio, what would it have meant if a ship sent out a message “CQD”? What did Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang invent in the 1950s? How much does an average cloud weigh? What is a steeplejack?   ThisRead More


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

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar from Page-A-Day. This week’s questions: Name the three women actors Tom Cruise has  been married to. What is pogonophobia? Name the lizard who was one of the original characters in the Pokemon universe and whose tail ends in a flame that, the bigger it burns, the stronger he is. In advance of a visit from the pope, Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos commissioned a new palaceRead More


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

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: Selma, the film depicting one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic civil rights campaigns, picked up one award at the Oscars in 2015. What was it? What do the deaths of Elvis Presley, Lenny Bruce, and Orville Redenbacher have in common? What common object’s now-standard size is based on the amount of air the typical glassblower’s lungs could hold? These words all shareRead More


Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products?

TweetDear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products? — Janice T., Brooklyn, NY The problem with many common personal care items is the toxic load they bear. According to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in eight of the 50,000+ ingredients used in many of our favorite lotions, lipsticks and lathers are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins and hormone disruptors. Since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has no regulatory authority over cosmetics, consumers take their chances when they use personalRead More


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

TweetEvery Tuesday, AmericaJR brings you five new questions and answers from the “365 Days of Amazing Trivia” calendar. This week’s questions: Finland hosts the annual world championship races in a sport known as eukonkanto. What is special about these contests? What real-life serial killer is said to have inspired both Psycho‘s Norman Bates and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Leatherface? There are two independent countries within Italy. What are they? In 2010, art restoration researchers applied what technology to the Mona Lisa for the first time? When Victoria Beckham first achievedRead More