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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: 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 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: All of the following movies came out in the same year: E.T., Bladerunner, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Tootsie. What year was it? In 1907, a teenager named James Casey borrowed $100 from a friend to found the American Messenger Company. What longstanding business grew out of these beginnings? In Roman numerals, what does D indicate? Who played oneRead 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


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 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 Trivia Questions & Answers from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. That means 5 new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: What limestone rock, part of a British colonial outpost, did ancient Greeks and Romans consider a pillar of Hercules and edge of the ancient world? What did Steve Wilhite invent in 1987, when he was an engineer at Compuserve? In 1907, a school called Casa dei Bambini opened in Rome. What was notable about this school? What inanimate objects did the GreekRead More


New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 6/7

TweetThis week’s questions: Which two states–both of which also call themselves commonwealths–once were a single state? What language is the source of the word admiral? For what films did Hollywood best buddies George Clooney and Matt Damon gain 30 pounds? What unique distinction does the racehorse Dancer’s Image hold in Kentucky Derby history? How long and wide is a standard Olympic-size swimming pool? This week’s answers: Virginia and Kentucky. Kentucky, which originally was a sprawling western county of Virginia, was granted permission to apply for statehood by Virginia’s General AssemblyRead More


New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 5/31

TweetThis week’s questions: In golf, what is an albatross? How about a condor? When it comes to Internet and texting shorthand, what is the meaning of WRUD? How much did a pack of 20 Camel cigarettes cost in 1913 when the smoke was first marketed by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company? When did devout Mormon Nathaniel Baldwin invent in 1910 after he had difficulty hearing the sermons delivered at the sprawling Salt Lake Tabernacle? What catchphrase associated with an action film star had been popularized earlier by singer JodyRead More


New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 5/24

TweetThis week’s questions: What tiny Caribbean island has an Irish harp on its flag, a shamrock-shaped passport stamp, and St. Patrick’s Day as an official national holiday? At what time does Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer’s alarm clock go off on workdays when he’s not traveling? How many digits are there in the serial numbers on all U.S. paper currency now in circulation? The name of what Greek goddess is an anagram of her mother’s name? What legendary figure of the Old West served as a technical adviser to silentRead More