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. Americans began making their own playing cards in the 1800s. What card did they borrow from the Europeans?
  2. What body organ secretes about a quart of bile every day?
  3. What TV show, now considered a 1970s classic, wasn’t all that popular in its time, peaking at just 34 in the Nielsen ratings?
  4. In the Lord of the Rings movies, who says the line, “One does not simply walk into Mordor”?
  5. What prank got radio hosts Opie and Anthony fired from Boston’s WAAF in 1998?







This week’s answers:

  1. The Joker. It was the high card in the game of Euchre, which was also known as “Juker,” and “Juker” evolved into “Joker.”
  2. The liver. This substance is essential for digestion.
  3. The Brady Bunch. It gained popularity over the years in syndication.
  4. Boromir. The line comes from the first film, The Fellowship of the Ring, but has taken on a life of its own.
  5. On April Fool’s Day, they announced that the then-mayor of Boston, Tom Menino, had been killed in a car crash.

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

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