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. What type of food is head cheese?
  2. In a car’s side-view mirror, why do objects appear to be farther away than they are?
  3. What was the name for the medicinal cure-alls that Portuguese Jesuits made in the 17th century?
  4. What distinguishes polydactyl cats?
  5. What movie is based on the short story “The Greatest Gift,” by Philip Van Doren Stern?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Surprisingly, it’s not a type of cheese: It’s a type of deli meat made from the head of a pig or calf, including the tongue.
  2. Because side-view mirrors are convex mirrors, which have wider fields of view than flat mirrors and therefore reflect more in a smaller space.
  3. Goa stones, named for their origin in Goa, India. They were sometimes stored in elaborate gold and silver containers.
  4. They have more toes than standard cats. Writer Ernest Hemingway had a special fondness for polydactyl cats.
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life. The story was inspired by a dream the author had.

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