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. What does the nautical term iron-sick mean?
  2. What U.S. city has an annual Christmastime tradition of using hammers to smash tiny pink candies in the shape of pigs?
  3. Which classical music composer created such works as “Clair de lune,” “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” and “La Mer”?
  4. In 2002, dinosaur fossils were discovered in southwestern Tanzania, in the Galula Formation of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. What kind of dinosaur did the fossils belong to?
  5. Why do Ukrainians sometimes put spider- or spiderweb-shaped ornaments on their Christmas trees?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Iron-sickness occurs when the chemical interaction between the wood and iron on a ship’s hull causes both wood and iron to decay.
  2. Saratoga Springs, New York. When you strike the candy with the hammer, it is traditional to share a story of your good fortune in the previous year.
  3. French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Many consider Debussy to be the father of modern classical music.
  4. A titanosaur that was formally described in 2017 and given the scientific name Shingopana songwensis. The rocks surrounding the fossils dated from the Cretaceous Period, making them 70 to 100 million years old.
  5. The tradition derives from a popular Ukrainian legend in which spiders spin silver webs around the branches of the Christmas tree of a poor family who couldn’t afford ornaments.

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

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