Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com. Find five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar below.
This week’s questions:
- Charles Fey of San Francisco is commonly credited with inventing the “Liberty Bell” in the late 1800s, the first what?
- During the early days of radio, what would it have meant if a ship sent out a message “CQD”?
- What did Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang invent in the 1950s?
- How much does an average cloud weigh?
- What is a steeplejack?
This week’s answers:
- Slot machine. There had been earlier version of gambling machines, but they were more like what we now think of as vending machines.
- It was a general distress call; “CQ” was a call to all stations and the “D” was for “distress.”
- Pinyin, the system for translating Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet.
- 1.1 million pounds.
- Someone who builds or repairs steeples, the towers and spires that frequently stand atop churches.
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