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"365 AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS FOR 2010"

Source: Page-A-Day / Workman Publishing

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR.com!!

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. How do scientists explain the vivid red sky that Norwegian artist Edward Munch painted in his best-known work, The Scream?

2. How long is the windpipe of an adult whooping crane?

3. What lengendary Hollywood song-and-dance man, at age 81, served as dance consultant for Madonna's 1993 Girlie Show tour?

4. What is the significance of the poppy seeds used in the humantaschen pastries eaten by Jews during the Purim holiday?

5. How many arches are there in a human foot?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. They note that in 1893, when Munich worked on the painting, the Indonesian volcanic island of Krakatoa erupted, spewing debris into the atmosphere that created spectacular bloodred twilights in Europe.

2. It's five feet long. The bird's buglelike call for ker-loo, ker-lee-loo, can be heard from miles away.

3. Gene Kelly. Best remembered for his splash-dancing in the 1952 hit musical Singin' in the Rain, Kelly, among other things, helped Madonna with her "Rain" number in the show.

4. According to Jewish tradition, poppy seeds (along with chickpeas and other legumes) were the only food Queen Esther ate for three days to avoid breaking kosher dietary laws while she worked up the courage to tell the king about Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews.

5. Three.

 

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