Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar.
This Week’s Questions:
- The New Seven Wonders of the World include the Great Wall of China, Petra, Chichen-Itza, Machu Picchu, the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Colosseum, and what other wonder?
- Who are Granny Smith apples named for?
- What does an anemometer measure?
- When was the Gregorian calendar (the solar dating system currently in place) adopted?
- What is the real name of the singer-songwriter known as Pink?
This Week’s Answers:
- The Taj Mahal.
- Maria Ann Smith, who first cultivated the green apple variety in Australia in the 1860s.
- Wind speed. The instrument gets its name from the Greek work anemos, which means wind.
- In 1582. Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar as a reform of the Julian calendar, which, due to miscalculation, did not properly align with the seasons.
- Alecia Beth Moore. Her stage name was inspired by the character of Mr. Pink in the film Reservoir Dogs.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”