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:
- What comedy star was born with the last name Szekely?
- What university was founded in 1766 as Queen’s College?
- In music, what does the notation D.C. indicate?
- When did the practice of only using women’s names to name hurricanes end?
- Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is held this day every year at the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. In recent years, winners have consumed upwards of 60 hot dogs. How many hot dogs did the winner eat in 1980?
This week’s answers:
- Louis C.K. He kept his first name, but took the initials “C.K.” as a surname because “Szekely” was just too hard to pronounce.
- Rutgers University. It was renamed for Colonel Henry Rutgers in 1825.
- Da capo. This tells the player to start from or go back to the beginning of the piece of music.
- 1978. The first hurricane with a male name was 1979’s Hurricane Bob.
- Two contestants, Paul Seiderman and Joe Baldini, tied for first that year, consuming “nine hot dogs and some bites of a tenth” each, the New York Times reported.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”