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:
- A congius was a liquid measurement used in ancient Rome equal to one-eighth of an amphora. How many pints are in a congius?
- Where in the United States can you find the Wave Organ, a large art installation made of PVC and concrete that amplifies the sounds of the ocean?
- What is the only continent on Earth that has land in all four hemispheres?
- A black-and-white cat named Merlin holds a Guinness World Record. What is it?
- Who was the first woman to serve as head of state for a South American country?
This Week’s Answers:
- About 6 pints. The plural of congius is conga.
- San Francisco, California. The Wave Organ was created by artist Peter Richards in 1986 on a jetty in San Francisco Bay.
- Africa. Africa is also the only continent that has land at both the equator and the prime meridian.
- Loudest purr by an domestic cat. In 205, Merlin purred at a whopping 67.8 decibels.
- Isabel Perón, who succeded her husband, Juan Perón, as president of Argentina when he died in 1974.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”