Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar.
This week’s questions:
- What experimental 20th-century female poet, author of “The Pool,” went by two initials?
- Elton John re-released his song “Candle in the Wind” in 1997. What event preceded this?
- What species are the fastest land insects?
- What did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas notably do in February 2006, during the case of Holmes vs. South Carolina?
- Where and when did the deadliest hurricane in human history take place?
This week’s answers:
- H.D., born Hilda Doolittle, was a contemporary of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams.
- The death of England’s Princess Diana. The song topped the charts for 14 weeks.
- Australian tiger beetles, which have been clocked at 4.2 miles per hour.
- This was the last time Thomas spoke or asked a question during a Supreme Court oral argument before a many-years-long silence.
- Galveston, Texas, in 1900. Somewhere between 8,000 and 12,000 people died amid widespread destruction.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”