New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 2/9

This week’s questions:

  1. Why were there no U.S. competitors in 1912 when swimming events for women were introduced at the Olympics?
  2. What was the first single-letter ticker symbol on the Nasdaq stock exchange?
  3. What popular fruit was declared a vegetable in a unanimous 1893 U.S. Supreme Court decision?
  4. What nation’s flag most closely resembles the U.S. Stars and Stripes?
  5. What two-time Oscar-winning best actor challenged Paul McCartnet to write a song on the spot–and lost?

This week’s answers:

  1. The United States would not permit women to compete in events in which they couldn’t wear long skirts.
  2. Z–for Zillow, the Seattle-based real-estate website, in 2011.
  3. The tomato.
  4. 4. Liberia’s. Modeled after Old Glory and adopted in 1847, it features 11 alternating red and white stripes, with a single five-pointed white star on a field of blue in the upper left corner.
  5. Dustin Hoffman, in 1973. McCartney, asked by Hoffman how he came up with the songs, answered that he just made them up.

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

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