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:
- In the United States, November 23 is a national day for a popular kind of nut. Name that nut.
- Who invented Hawaiian-style pizza? (Hint: It wasn’t a Hawaiian.)
- What year did the first college football game played on Thanksgiving take place?
- What marine animal is often referred to as a sea cow?
- Which ancient Roman emperor tried to appoint his horse, Incitatus, to the high office of consul?
This Week’s Answers:
- The cashew. Cashew nuts come from cashew trees, which originated in northeastern Brazil but are now grown in various tropical climates.
- A Canadian man named San Panopoulos from Ontario. In the mid-20th century, Panopoulos started putting pineapple pieces on pizza, and the rest is history.
- In 1876, just 13 years after President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as the day of Thanksgiving. The game was between Princeton and Yale.
- Caligua (CE 12-41). Sadly, the emperor was assassinated before the horse’s promotion became official.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”