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

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. That means 5 new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar.

This week’s questions:

  1. What limestone rock, part of a British colonial outpost, did ancient Greeks and Romans consider a pillar of Hercules and edge of the ancient world?
  2. What did Steve Wilhite invent in 1987, when he was an engineer at Compuserve?
  3. In 1907, a school called Casa dei Bambini opened in Rome. What was notable about this school?
  4. What inanimate objects did the Greek philosopher Thales believe had souls?
  5. What does the Mohs scale measure?

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. The Rock of Gibraltar.
  2. The graphics interchange format, also known as the GIF, a type of image widely supported on the web. It was relatively low color resolution, supporting a maximum of 265 hues, and is frequently animated.
  3. It was the first Montessori school. Maria Montessori pioneered a new form of education in these schools by focusing on how children learn naturally. Today there are 20,000 such schools all over the world.
  4. Magnets. Thales reasoned that if they could attract and repel, they must contain souls.
  5. Mineral hardness. At 10, diamonds are the hardest minerals.

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

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