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

Page-a-Day trivia calendar

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Name the book that was marketed as the confessions of two female flight attendants upon its release in 1967, but was actually written by a male public relations executive.
  2. What group of elements did Dmitry Mendeleyev fail to include on the original periodic table?
  3. What are the four main types of lettuce?
  4. In 1928, Otto Rohwedder built a machine to do what despite bakers’ skepticism?
  5. In the musical Hamilton (and in real life), there are (and were) three Schuyler sisters who are close in age. What are their names?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Coffee, Tea, or Me? Original “authors” Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones were made up; Donald Bain wrote the book.
  2. The noble gases (also called “inert gases”). Mendeleyev originally rejected them as elements because they couldn’t be detected with one’s senses.
  3. Looseleaf, butterhead, crisphead, and romaine.
  4. Slice bread. Soon after the sliced loaf’s debut, it became a hit, and an upstart company called Wonder began to distribute it.
  5. Angelica, Eliza (Elizabeth), and Peggy (Margarita). Eliza became Alexander Hamilton’s wife, though he maintained a flirtatious friendship with Angelica.

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

 

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