New Trivia Questions from Page-A-Day 9/22

This week’s questions:

1) Where in the U.S. was the first monument to Christopher Columbus erected?

2) Who wrote the article on radium that appeared in the 13th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, published in 1926?

3) What fast-food chain’s slogan was “Buy ’em by the sack”? What copycat competitor urged, “Take home a bagful”?

4) What now extinct flightless bird weighed close to a half-ton and stood 10 feet tall?

5) What are the three things that Jack steals on his visits to the giant’s castle in the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale?

 

This week’s answers:

1) In Baltimore, Maryland, in 1792, on the 300th anniversary of his historic voyage. Originally on the private estate of the French consul, the 44 1/2-foot-tall white obelisk now stands in Herring Run Park in northeast Baltimore.

2) Marie Curie, with her daughter Irene Curie-Joliet. Curie and her husband, Pierre, discovered radium in 1898.

3) Sack, White Castle; bagful, White Tower.

4) The elephant bird of Madagascar. A relative of the ostrich and emu, it’s believed to have been the largest bird ever.

5) Two bags of golden coins, a hen that lays golden eggs, and a golden harp that plays on command.

Source: Workman Publishing/Page-A-Day

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