Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

Today marks the return of a tradition here at AmericaJR, Trivia Tuesday. Every week, we’ll bring you five new questions and answers from the “365 Days of Amazing Trivia!” calendar.

This week’s questions:

  1. Who decided on January as the first month of the year?
  2. By what name is Frederick Austerlitz, born in 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska, better known?
  3. A now-deceased park ranger named Roy Sullivan holds what electrically charged record?
  4. What mammals have the longest gestation period, 22 months?
  5. What happened to the first draft of the original manuscript of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Julius Caesar. He reasoned that it made sense to start the year with the month honoring Janus, the god of beginnings.
  2. Fred Astaire, the light-on-his-feet star of many film musicals from Hollywood’s golden age.
  3. Sullivan is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having been struck by lightning more times–seven, in total–than any other person.
  4. African elephants, which carry their young for approximately 640 days prior to birth.
  5. It was eaten by Steinbeck’s dog.

Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day” calendar, 2017

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