This week’s questions:
- What 1915 product gave the Sharp Corporation, Japan’s consumer electronics giant, its name?
- What valuable gemstones did miners throw away during the Montana gold rush in the 1860s?
- What popular 2009 movie included a clip of a Dan Aykroyd skit that originally aired on TV’s Saturday Night Live?
- What do the cuttlefish, jellyfish, and starfish have in common?
- When it comes to modern slang, what is a trout pout?
This week’s answers:
- A pencil–the Ever-Sharp pencil, a mechanical retractable graphite pencil that was invented by the company’s founder.
- Sapphires. The miners considered them “nuisance pebbles” because the stones clogged their sluice boxes.
- Julie & Julia. The film, starring Meryl Streep as famous chef Julia Child, included a 1978 SNL Julia Child parody that featured a bewigged Aykroyd bleeding to death as he prepares a chicken.
- They’re all misnamed; they’re not fish. They are invertebrates, without backbones, gills, or fins.
- Lips that are excessively plump as a result of collagen injections.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”