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 dish, made with stir-fried rice noodles, vegetables, bean sprouts, peanuts, and egg, actually has Chinese origins, despite what its usually called?
  2. What Latin phrase is the name for–and the beginning of–a string of text commonly used as a placeholder or filler by graphic designers?
  3. What annual festival takes place in Indio, California?
  4. Spain’s Prado Museum is a prime example of what type of architecture?
  5. The original Carlo’s Bakery, of Cake Boss fame, is located in what city?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Pad thai. The dish became popular in Thailand during Plaek Pibulsonggram’s mid-20th century time as prime minister, when he sought to modernize and westernize the country.
  2. Lorem ipsum. It has origins in a passage by Cicero.
  3. Coachella, a multiday event featuring performances by some of the biggest acts in pop music. The first festival was held in 1999.
  4. Neoclassical. It was built by Juan de Villanueva and originally intended to be a natural history museum, but instead became an art museum.
  5. Hoboken, New Jersey. It has also expanded to five more spots in New Jersey and outposts in four other states.

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

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