This week’s questions:
- Why were there no U.S. competitors in 1912 when swimming events for women were introduced at the Olympics?
- What was the first single-letter ticker symbol on the Nasdaq stock exchange?
- What popular fruit was declared a vegetable in a unanimous 1893 U.S. Supreme Court decision?
- What nation’s flag most closely resembles the U.S. Stars and Stripes?
- What two-time Oscar-winning best actor challenged Paul McCartnet to write a song on the spot–and lost?
This week’s answers:
- The United States would not permit women to compete in events in which they couldn’t wear long skirts.
- Z–for Zillow, the Seattle-based real-estate website, in 2011.
- The tomato.
- 4. Liberia’s. Modeled after Old Glory and adopted in 1847, it features 11 alternating red and white stripes, with a single five-pointed white star on a field of blue in the upper left corner.
- Dustin Hoffman, in 1973. McCartney, asked by Hoffman how he came up with the songs, answered that he just made them up.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”