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 violent pair of puppets originated in England in the 1600s?
- A scientific study found that wet dogs can shake off up to 70 percent of the water on their fur in only four seconds, due to what property?
- When Chicago-area Steinmetz College Prep high school was having trouble getting enough funding to put out their school newspaper, what wealthy graduate of the school agreed to help?
- What is the name of the circular bones dinosaurs had around their eyeballs?
- What historical figure called England a “nation of shopkeepers”?
This Week’s Answers:
- Punch and Judy. Though they are an important part of English culture, they actually have roots in the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition.
- Loose-hanging skin. Scientists also found that this ability to dry quickly gave dogs an evolutionary advantage.
- The students appealed to millionaire Hugh Hefner, who promised to pay for five years of printing costs.
- Sclerotic rings. They’re not strictly Jurassic: Birds and lizards have them as well.
- Napoleon, who used the phrase to imply that the country was not prepared to go to war.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”