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

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2018” calendar.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Who is responsible for coining the term “Generation X”?
  2. What building takes up the Manhattan city block between 49th and 50th Streets and Park and Lexington Avenues?
  3. When you order a California roll at a sushi restaurant, what will it consist of?
  4. In 1933, an architect named Alfred Mosher Butts invented a game he called “Lexiko.” What name eventually replaced that one?
  5. What year earned the nickname “eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death”?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Douglas Coupland. His 1991 novel, Generation X, popularized the name for Americans born between 1965 and 1980.
  2. The Waldorf Astoria hotel.
  3. Crab, cucumber and avocado. It is a classic example of makizushi (“rolled sushi”).
  4. Scrabble–Butts’s business partner James Brunot came up with it.
  5. 1816. It was also known as “the year without a summer.” The cold temperatures were most likely due to a volcano eruption in Indonesia the previous year.

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

 

 

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