Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2018” calendar.
This Week’s Questions:
- In 1830, how did British mechanic Edwin Beard Budding improve the lives of future suburbanites everywhere?
- What’s the name for a piece of art designed to remind its viewers of mortality?
- In addition to Thomas Jefferson, what other president was named Thomas?
- What does the Musée du Slip in Brussels specialize in?
- On the TV show Game of Thrones what does the phrase Valar morghulis mean?
This Week’s Answers:
- He was granted a patent for the first lawn mower. Before this machine, lawns were cut by hand with a scythe.
- Memento mori. In Latin, it means “Remember you must die.”
- Woodrow Wilson. His full name was actually Thomas Woodrow Wilson, and as a kid, he went by Tommy.
- Undergarments. Also known as the Brussels Underpants Museum, the museum was opened in 2009 by artist Jan Bucquoy and features underwear donated by famous Belgians.
- “All men must die.” It’s a common greeting in the city of Braavos, and Arya Stark first encounters it when she meets Jaqen H’ghar.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”