Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

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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:

  1. Which U.S. president was nicknamed “Old Kinderhook”?
  2. Do dogs dream?
  3. Brazil’s flag featured a blue circle at its center, dotted with stars that correspond to the night sky as seen form Rio de Janiero on November 15, 1889. What is significant about that date?
  4. In Dr. Seuss’s book The Lorax, the titular character tries to save the Truffula trees. What real tree is believed to be the basis for Seuss’s Truffula trees?
  5. Africa’s massive Lake Victoria–the chief reservoir for the Nile River–lies within borders of three countries. What are those countries?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Martin Van Buren, who was from Kinderhook, New York.
  2. Scientists think the answer is yes. They believe that, like human dreams, dog dreams often involve replaying moments from their day.
  3. Brazil’s monarchy was overthrown on November 15, 1889, leading to the establishment of a republic (and adoption of this flag).
  4. The Monterey cypress–specifically, a single cypress in La Jolla, California, near where Dr. Seuss once lived. (Sadly, that specific cypress fell in 2019.)
  5. The lake is mostly contained within Uganda and Tanzania, but a portion of it is in Kenya.

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

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