Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2021” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- During the 1969 moon landing, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left a plaque on the moon. What did the plaque say?
- What does the word gasconade mean?
- Where in the world can you find the Ituri Forest, a dense tropical rain forest that covers more than 24,000 square miles?
- What famous Viking king was nicknamed “Shaggy Breeches”?
- What enormous musical instrument did French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume invent in 1850?
This Week’s Answers:
- “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A. D. We came in peace for all mankind.”
- Extravagant boasting or bravado. Incidentally, Gasconade is also the name of a river in Missouri.
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.
- Ragnar Lothbrok. His adventures–including the legend of his fight with a dragon, in which his shaggy breeches offered him protection–are detailed in Old Norse sagas.
- The octobass, a stringed instrument that stands almost 12 feet tall, making it signifantly bigger than the already large double bass.
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