New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 3/15

This week’s questions:

  1. How many bonus squares are there on an original Scrabble game board?
  2. In what TV show was Broadway superstar Mary Martin’s son shot by Hollywood superstar Bing Crosby’s daughter?
  3. When it comes to weather, what is the SWEAT index?
  4. What is the real name of the Cookie Monster on TV’s Sesame Street?
  5. Where in its body does a camel store water–which it can drink 20 gallons at a time?

This week’s answers:

  1. 61. There are 24 light-blue double-letter squares; 17 pink double-word squares; 12 dark-blue triple-letter squares; and 8 red triple-word squares.
  2. Dallas, in 1980. On the show (1978-91), Martin’s son Larry Hagman portrayed unscrupulous Texas oil magnate J. R. Ewing, and Crosby’s daughter, Mary Crosby, portrayed his scheming sister-in-law/mistress Kristin Shepard.
  3. It’s an acronym for Severe Weather Threat Index, a formula devised by the Air Force that uses instability, wind shear, and wind speeds to predict the potential for severe storms.
  4. Sid. He made the revelation in a 2004 episode in which he recalls that Sid was his name before he tasted his first cookie.
  5. In its bloodstream. The hump is used for storing fat, not water.

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

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