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. 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?
  2. Dylan’s Candy Bar is a famous chain of candy shops. The store is named after the daughter of what prominent fashion designer?
  3. The Houston Astros were one of the first professional sports teams to start doing what?
  4. Who is the band Fleetwood Mac named for?
  5. 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:

  1. Ballets Russes. The company performed throughout Europe, but never in Russia, its founder’s home, due to revolution-related unrest.
  2. Ralph Lauren. Dylan says she was inspired to create the store by another entrepreneur altogether, however: Willy Wonka.
  3. Using AstroTurf–they adopted it during the 1966 season.
  4. 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.
  5. 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”

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