This week’s questions:
1) In what country was an oppressive Communist regime overthrown in a bloodless uprising known as the Velvet Revolution?
2) What was located in Stuttgart, Germany, in the 10th century that gave the city its name?
3) What futuristic novel opens with the line “It was pleasure to burn”?
4) When it comes to eggs, what are the chalazae?
5) What unusual footwear was American athlete Harold Connolly wearing when he won the gold medal in the hammer throw at the 1956 Olympics?
This week’s answers:
1) Czechoslovakia, in 1989.
2) A stud farm known as Stuotgarten.
3) Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
4) The two stringy strands of egg white that keep the yolk anchored in the center of the white.
5) Ballet slippers, to improve his footing in the concrete ring.
Source: Workman Publishing / Page-A-Day