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 country does Lindt chocolate come from?
- What is the name of the condition in which someone is born without fingerprints?
- What was the first charge card called?
- What future congressman served as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966?
- What got its name first–the color orange or the fruit orange?
This Week’s Answers:
- Switzerland. The company’s roots trace back to Zurich in 1845.
- Adermatoglyphia, or “immigration delay disease.” A rare gene mutation is the cause.
- Diners Club. Invented in 1950 by Frank McNamara, it came before the credit card, a related but different form of payment.
- John Lewis. The civil rights leader was first elected to represent Georgia’s Fifth District in 1986.
- The fruit–references to the fruit being called an “orange” in manuscripts date back to the 13th century, whereas references to the color’s name weren’t seen for another 300 years.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”