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”

This week’s questions:

  1. Name the gas that is used in air conditioners and is four times heavier than air.
  2. Who once appeared in a commercial for the athletic brand Under Armour that had the following voiceover? “Thank you for your application to our ballet academy. Unfortunately you have not been accepted. You lack the right feet, Achilles tendons, turnout, torso length, and bust. You have the wrong body for ballet. And at 13, you are too old to be considered.”
  3. What hereditary genetic disorder passed through many houses of European royalty in the 19th and 20th centuries?
  4. What bejeweled item from Aretha Franklin’s performance at Barack Obama’s president inauguration in 2009 achieved instant viral fame and, later, a spot in the Smithsonian?
  5. Moore’s law was a computing industry prediction made by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore that has more or less held true. What did Moore predict?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. Freon. It’s a trade name for dichlorodifluoromethane, or CFC.
  2. Misty Copeland.
  3. Hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder. Descendants of Queen Victoria in England as well as Spain, Russia, and Germany were affected.
  4. Her hat, which featured a giant bow. It was made by her longtime hatmaker, Luke Song.
  5. The number of transistors on a semiconductor would continue to double every two years, or essentially, microchip power would continue to grow exponentially.

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

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