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

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:

  1. Which eatery chain was once known in the Saint Louis area as the Saint Louis Bread Co.?
  2. 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?
  3. Who worked as Vladimir Nabakov’s editor and secretary, and occasionally taught his classes?
  4. Filmmaker Duncan Jones made the big-budget movie Warcraft and the earlier suspense film Moon. Who is his father?
  5. What denomination of US money was first printed in 1862, discontinued in 1966, and ordered again in 1976?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Panera Bread. The company began as part of the Au Bon Pain Co., which purchased the Saint Louis Bread Co. chain in 1993.
  2. The chip of Theseus, or Theseus’s paradox. It was first described by the Ancient Greek historian Plutarch.
  3. His wife, Vera.
  4. David Bowie. Warcraft was the first movie of Jones’s to come out after his father’s death.
  5. 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”



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