Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2018” calendar.
This Week’s Questions:
- Who is responsible for coining the term “Generation X”?
- What building takes up the Manhattan city block between 49th and 50th Streets and Park and Lexington Avenues?
- When you order a California roll at a sushi restaurant, what will it consist of?
- In 1933, an architect named Alfred Mosher Butts invented a game he called “Lexiko.” What name eventually replaced that one?
- What year earned the nickname “eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death”?
This Week’s Answers:
- Douglas Coupland. His 1991 novel, Generation X, popularized the name for Americans born between 1965 and 1980.
- The Waldorf Astoria hotel.
- Crab, cucumber and avocado. It is a classic example of makizushi (“rolled sushi”).
- Scrabble–Butts’s business partner James Brunot came up with it.
- 1816. It was also known as “the year without a summer.” The cold temperatures were most likely due to a volcano eruption in Indonesia the previous year.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”