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

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:

  1. What violent pair of puppets originated in England in the 1600s?
  2. A scientific study found that wet dogs can shake off up to 70 percent of the water on their fur in only four seconds, due to what property?
  3. When Chicago-area Steinmetz College Prep high school was having trouble getting enough funding to put out their school newspaper, what wealthy graduate of the school agreed to help?
  4. What is the name of the circular bones dinosaurs had around their eyeballs?
  5. What historical figure called England a “nation of shopkeepers”?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Punch and Judy. Though they are an important part of English culture, they actually have roots in the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition.
  2. Loose-hanging skin. Scientists also found that this ability to dry quickly gave dogs an evolutionary advantage.
  3. The students appealed to millionaire Hugh Hefner, who promised to pay for five years of printing costs.
  4. Sclerotic rings. They’re not strictly Jurassic: Birds and lizards have them as well.
  5. Napoleon, who used the phrase to imply that the country was not prepared to go to war.

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


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