New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 2/16

This week’s questions:

  1. Who was Harald Bluetooth, the 10th-century figure for whom the Bluetooth wireless transferring technology is named?
  2. What connection, relatively speaking, does Napoleon Bonaparte have to the FBI?
  3. What is the record high number of points scored by a losing team in a National Basketball Association game?
  4. What popular TV chef and cookbook author once worked in the White House as a nuclear energy budget analyst?
  5. What industry refers to customers who routinely pay their bills in full and on time as “deadbeats”?

This week’s answers:

  1. He was the Danish king who united the warring tribes of Scandinavia. His name was used for the new technology because, like Harald, it had Scandinavian origins and it brought diverse groups together.
  2. His grandnephew, Charles Bonaparte, founded the government agency that became the FBI.
  3. 184, in triple overtime in December 1983. The Denver Nuggets lost 186-184 to the Detroit Pistons in the highest-scoring game in NBA history.
  4. Ina Garten, known professionally as Barefoot Contessa. She left in 1978 to buy a specialty food store in the Hamptons.
  5. The credit card industry, which loses out on hefty interest charges when customers pay their balance due in full each month.

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

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