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:
- In 1909, Sergei Diaghilev founded a ballet troupe that went on to be one of the most influential ballet companies of the 20th century. What was it called?
- Dylan’s Candy Bar is a famous chain of candy shops. The store is named after the daughter of what prominent fashion designer?
- The Houston Astros were one of the first professional sports teams to start doing what?
- Who is the band Fleetwood Mac named for?
- When Ben & Jerry’s began, its founders originally planned on making another food product before they opted for ice cream. What was it?
This week’s answers:
- Ballets Russes. The company performed throughout Europe, but never in Russia, its founder’s home, due to revolution-related unrest.
- Ralph Lauren. Dylan says she was inspired to create the store by another entrepreneur altogether, however: Willy Wonka.
- Using AstroTurf–they adopted it during the 1966 season.
- Mick Fleetwood, the band’s drummer, and John McVie, the bassist. The two formed the group several years before prominent members Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined.
- Bagels. It turned out that the equipment required to make bagels was more expensive than what they would need for ice cream, so they went with that instead.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”