New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 11/17

This week’s questions:

  1. For whose use was the bowler hat originally designed?
  2. In which films did screen legend James Cagney say his oft-imitated line, “You dirty rat”?
  3. How was money raised to pay for the bronze status of Zeus that were erected at the Olympic Games held in ancient Greece?
  4. When it comes to theaters, what is continental seating?
  5. How did actor Ashton Kutcher alert his Twitter followers in 2011 that he was going to replace Charlie Sheen on the hit TV sitcom Two and a Half Men?

This week’s answers:

  1. English gamekeepers (game wardens), who had previously worn top hats on the job.
  2. In none of them. The closest he came to saying it was in the 1932 film Taxi!, when he said, “Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I’ll give it to you through the door.”
  3. From fines imposed on athletes and sponsor cities for bribery, cheating, and lying.
  4. A seating arrangement with no center aisle, so access to the rows of seats is provided by aisles on each side.
  5. The day before the official announcement he tweeted, “What’s the square root of 6.25?” The answer is 2.5, as in two and a half.

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

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