New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 8/11

This week’s questions:

1) How many innings did Jewish baseball great Sandy Koufax pitch in a 1961 game that started shortly after his 25-hour Yom Kippur fast had ended?

2) What nicknames did England’s Princess Diana give her sons, William and Harry, when they were tots?

3) What chemical element got its name from a Greek word that means “stench”?

4) What did halfback Fred Gehrke add to the helmets of his Los Angeles Rams teammates in 1948 that started a trend in pro football?

5) How much did a copy of Time magazine cost when it was first published in March 1923? How about Newsweek, when it was first published in February 1933?


This week’s answers:

1) 13. Koufax won 3-2 in a 205-pitch, 15-strikeout game against the Chicago Cubs.

2) Prince William’s nickname was Wombat, Prince Harry’s was Ginger.

3) Bromine. Bromos is the Greek word that describes the element’s pungent odor.

4) He put a team logo on them. Gehrke, an industrial design artist in the off-season, painted the team’s brown leather helmets dark blue and then decorated them with yellow rams horns.

5) Time, 15 cents; Newsweek (initially spelled News-Week), 10 cents.

Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”

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