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:
- When he was a teenager, actor Christopher Walken performed in a circus. What was his role?
- What famous singer-songwriter wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway show Waitress?
- What is the world’s smallest bird?
- What beloved children’s book author was, upon death, buried with a power saw, chocolate, HB pencils, and snooker cues?
- When was the fax machine invented?
This Week’s Answers:
- Lion tamer. He performed with a lioness named Sheba.
- Sara Bareilles, who is best known for popular songs like “Love Song” and “Brave.” The Broadway show is based on the film Waitress, which starred Keri Russell.
- The bee hummingbird, which can be found in Cuba. It measures approximately 2.25 inches long.
- Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, among many other classics. When he died in 1990, Dahl was buried in a churchyard in Buckinhamshire, England, with some of his favorite possessions.
- While fax machines had their heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, Alexander Bain patented the first fax machine way back in 1843. Bain was the first to send an image over a wire.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”