New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 9/1

This week’s questions:

1) Members of what popular rock group were the first Western artists to receive royalties in the Soviet Union?

2) Who was the first athlete to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine?

3) What was the very first toy advertised in the U.S. on national television?

4) What gadget did flamboyant Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley briefly use to deliver new baseballs to umpires?

5) What is the largest packaged-food company in the world?


This week’s answers:

1) The Rolling Stones, after changes were made in Soviet copyright law in 1975.

2) Track star Marion Jones, in January 2001, shortly after she won five medals–three gold and two bronze–at the 2002 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

3) Mr. Potato Head, in 1952.

4) A mechanical rabbit (named Harvey) that would pop up out of a hole behind home plate. Finley owned the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics from 1960 to 1980.

5) Swiss-based Nestlé.

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

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