New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 12/22

This week’s questions:

  1. What musical instrument represents the rattling bones of skeletons in orchestral performances of Danse Macabre, by French composer Camille Saint-Saens?
  2. How long does it take a papaya seed to grow into a 20-foot-tall, fruit bearing tree?
  3. Anatomically speaking, where are your PIP and DIP joints?
  4. What popular Hollywood leading man had an uncredited role as a deckhand aboard the sinking Titanic in the 1958 film A Night to Remember?
  5. What minimum height and width has the National Football League set for numbers on the front and back of each player’s jersey?

This week’s answers:

  1. The xylophone.
  2. Less than 18 months.
  3. On your fingers. The PIP joint is the second (middle) joint of the three on each finger; the DIP joint iss the last joint, nearest the tip of each finger.
  4. Sean Connery. He’s seen briefly, heavily bearded, assisting passengers as lifeboats are being loaded.
  5. Height, at least 8 inches, width, at least 4 inches. The NFL also mandates that smaller numbers appear on the upper arm of shoulder of each jersey.

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

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