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 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Name the Cincinnati-based 20th-century artist who illustrated wildlife in a style he called “minimal realism.”
  2. How do female glowworms attract mates?
  3. Name the fictional place where the prime meridian meets the equator.
  4. Where are the only birds with digestive systems that ferment vegetation similarly to cows?
  5. What did the letters in “Taser” stand for when it was invented?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Charlie Harper.
  2. By the brightness of their lanterns, which signals quality to the males. This is in contract to most species, where only the males attract mates through ornamentation.
  3. Null Island. When Google Maps and other GPS systems can’t find a spot, they direct to the latitude and longitude of 0, 0.
  4. Hoatzins. For this reason, they tend to smell like cows.
  5. “Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.” The inventor of the stun gun, Jack Cover, read Tom Swift science-fiction novels as a child, and created the acronym based on them, adding an A to it because “TASER” was easier to pronounce then “TSER.”

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

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