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:
- 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?
- What did Steve Wilhite invent in 1987, when he was an engineer at Compuserve?
- In 1907, a school called Casa dei Bambini opened in Rome. What was notable about this school?
- What inanimate objects did the Greek philosopher Thales believe had souls?
- What does the Mohs scale measure?
This week’s answers:
- The Rock of Gibraltar.
- 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.
- 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.
- Magnets. Thales reasoned that if they could attract and repel, they must contain souls.
- Mineral hardness. At 10, diamonds are the hardest minerals.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”