Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR…Look for five new trivia questions from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar.

This week’s questions:

  1. What helpful function do earthworms serve in gardens?
  2. What country’s king sponsored Ferdinand Magellan’s journey around the world?
  3. What product does Essie Weingarten’s company specialize in?
  4. In “The Raven,” the narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe, a raven repeats the word nevermore. What kind of animal was Poe originally going to have do the honors?
  5. Rather than dying, this species, found in the ocean near Shirahama, Japan, rejuvenates. Therefore it was considered immortal. What is it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s answers:

  1. They leave behind castings that are rich in nutrients.
  2. Spain. Magellan was Portuguese by birth, so this sponsorship by King Charles I greatly angered Portugal’s King Manuel I.
  3. Nail polish. Her business, Essie, is worth millions.
  4. A parrot. Poe eventually reconsidered, deciding that a raven was a better fit tonally.
  5. The scarlet jellyfish. Scientists have succeeded in watching one specimen rejuvenate an incredible 12 times in a lab, and they are hoping that continued study will lead to insights that can  be applied to humans.

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

 

 

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