New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day” 3/29

This week’s questions:

  1. What 1915 product gave the Sharp Corporation, Japan’s consumer electronics giant, its name?
  2. What valuable gemstones did miners throw away during the Montana gold rush in the 1860s?
  3. What popular 2009 movie included a clip of a Dan Aykroyd skit that originally aired on TV’s Saturday Night Live?
  4. What do the cuttlefish, jellyfish, and starfish have in common?
  5. When it comes to modern slang, what is a trout pout?

This week’s answers:

  1. A pencil–the Ever-Sharp pencil, a mechanical retractable graphite pencil that was invented by the company’s founder.
  2. Sapphires. The miners considered them “nuisance pebbles” because the stones clogged their sluice boxes.
  3. Julie & Julia. The film, starring Meryl Streep as famous chef Julia Child, included a 1978 SNL Julia Child parody that featured a bewigged Aykroyd bleeding to death as he prepares a chicken.
  4. They’re all misnamed; they’re not fish. They are invertebrates, without backbones, gills, or fins.
  5. Lips that are excessively plump as a result of collagen injections.

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

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