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

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

This week’s questions:

  1. What was the name of the female bassist and member of the so-called Wrecking Crew of 1960s studio musicians, who is said to be the most widely recorded electronic bass player ever?
  2. What unites users of the social network Ravelry?
  3. Name the New York Mets player who, though he hasn’t played since 2001, currently collects $1.193 million every July 1 from the team, and will do so until 2035.
  4. What is a capitonym?
  5. What are the eight juices in V8, the vegetable juice?

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Carol Kaye. Most of the members of the Wrecking Crew were men.
  2. Knitting, as well as crocheting, spinning, and weaving. The site boasts more than 4 million members.
  3. Bobby Bonilla. In 1999, the team wanted to get rid of Bonilla, but he was still owed $5.9 million per his contract. The two parties reached an agreement that Bonilla would leave, and the team would defer his salary for 12 years at an 8 percent interest rate, then pay it off over 25 years.
  4. A word that changes its meaning depending on whether it’s capitalized.
  5. Tomato, carrot, celery, beet, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach.

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

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