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:
- What opera is the musical Rent based on?
- What was the name of the computer that beat Garry Kasparov in a chess match in 1997?
- Kate Middleton and Prince William of England tied the knot on this day in 2011. Who designed the wedding dress for the new Duchess of Cambridge?
- What food has a name that is often translated as “devil’s fart” in German?
- In a 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live, host Justin Timberlake’s monologue featured a sketch about him joining what club, some members of which–included Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, and Candice Bergen–appeared with him in the sketch?
This Week’s Answers:
- La Bohème, by Giancomo Puccini. The musical’s song “La Vie Bohème” is a nod to the show’s source material.
- Deep Blue. Kasparov came out victorious when they first faced off in 1996, but the IBM supercomputer took the 1997 rematch.
- Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen. Notable features included lace sleeves and a dramatic train.
- Pumpernickel. The brown bread is a type of rye bread that indeed originated in Germany.
- The Five Timers Club, for people who have hosted the show five times or more.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”