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:
- Name the Cincinnati-based 20th-century artist who illustrated wildlife in a style he called “minimal realism.”
- How do female glowworms attract mates?
- Name the fictional place where the prime meridian meets the equator.
- Where are the only birds with digestive systems that ferment vegetation similarly to cows?
- What did the letters in “Taser” stand for when it was invented?
This Week’s Answers:
- Charlie Harper.
- By the brightness of their lanterns, which signals quality to the males. This is in contract to most species, where only the males attract mates through ornamentation.
- Null Island. When Google Maps and other GPS systems can’t find a spot, they direct to the latitude and longitude of 0, 0.
- Hoatzins. For this reason, they tend to smell like cows.
- “Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.” The inventor of the stun gun, Jack Cover, read Tom Swift science-fiction novels as a child, and created the acronym based on them, adding an A to it because “TASER” was easier to pronounce then “TSER.”
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”