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:
- Which eatery chain was once known in the Saint Louis area as the Saint Louis Bread Co.?
- There’s a paradox that asks if an object, such as a ship, has all its parts or components replaced over a period of time, is it still the same ship? What is this paradox called?
- Who worked as Vladimir Nabakov’s editor and secretary, and occasionally taught his classes?
- Filmmaker Duncan Jones made the big-budget movie Warcraft and the earlier suspense film Moon. Who is his father?
- What denomination of US money was first printed in 1862, discontinued in 1966, and ordered again in 1976?
This Week’s Answers:
- Panera Bread. The company began as part of the Au Bon Pain Co., which purchased the Saint Louis Bread Co. chain in 1993.
- The chip of Theseus, or Theseus’s paradox. It was first described by the Ancient Greek historian Plutarch.
- His wife, Vera.
- David Bowie. Warcraft was the first movie of Jones’s to come out after his father’s death.
- The $2 bill. The bills didn’t really catch on, but they’re still in circulation–about 1.2 billon of them.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”