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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


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


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


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


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


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

TweetToday marks the return of a tradition here at AmericaJR, Trivia Tuesday. Every week, we’ll bring you five new questions and answers from the “365 Days of Amazing Trivia!” calendar. This week’s questions: Who decided on January as the first month of the year? By what name is Frederick Austerlitz, born in 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska, better known? A now-deceased park ranger named Roy Sullivan holds what electrically charged record? What mammals have the longest gestation period, 22 months? What happened to the first draft of the original manuscript ofRead More


Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 7/8

TweetLook for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, July 8, 2016: BadBadNotGood IV Biffy Clyro Ellipsis Big Business Command Your Weather Johnny Foreigner Mono No Aware Kenny Chesney Some Town Somewhere Konx-om-Pax Caramel Róisín Murphy Take Her Up To Monto ScHoolboy Q Blank Face Shura Nothing’s Real The Avalanches Wildflower The Julie Ruin Hit Reset


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