New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 6/9

This week’s questions:

1) What off-screen role did performers Gwen Verdon and Carol Haney have in the 1952 film classic Singin’ in the Rain?

2) What fierce National Football League pass rusher coined the term sack to describe tackling a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage?

3) What is unique about the lone dissenter in The Holdout, Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of frustrated jurors during deliberations?

4) What is a silent disco?

5) What are cirrus clouds–the thin, wispy clouds high in the sky–composed of?

 

This week’s answers:

1) The two, as uncredited choreography assistants, dubbed Gene Kelly’s taps in his splash-dancing title number. They did it in a drum of ankle-deep water.

2) Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones, leader of the Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome, in 1967. He explained his use of the word: “You know, like you sack a city–you devastate it.”

3) The dissenter is the only woman on the panel. The painting appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on February 14, 1959.

4) A disco at a private party or event where the music is transmitted through wireless headphones worn by those who are dancing or interested in tuning in, and is not heard by others in attendance.

5) Ice crystals.

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