Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Questions from “Page-A-Day”

Every Tuesday, AmericaJR brings you five new questions and answers from the “365 Days of Amazing Trivia” calendar.

This week’s questions:

  1. Finland hosts the annual world championship races in a sport known as eukonkanto. What is special about these contests?
  2. What real-life serial killer is said to have inspired both Psycho‘s Norman Bates and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Leatherface?
  3. There are two independent countries within Italy. What are they?
  4. In 2010, art restoration researchers applied what technology to the Mona Lisa for the first time?
  5. When Victoria Beckham first achieved fame, it was as Posh Spice, a member of the 90s pop group the Spice Girls. She remained in the spotlight for her high-profile marriage to soccer star David Beckham. What was her original last name?




This week’s answers:

  1. The sport is also known as “wife carrying”; A male competitor races to complete a course in the fastest time while carrying a female competitor (the two are not necessarily husband and wife).
  2. Ed Gein. He committed his crimes in mid-20th century Wisconsin.
  3. Vatican City and San Marino.
  4. They X-rayed the painting, giving them new insight into the way Leonardo layered paint to create the masterwork.
  5. The future star was born Victoria Caroline Adams in Harlow, Essex, England in 1974.

Source: Workman Publishing / Page-A-Day

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