Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- What did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize for in 1921? (Hint: It wasn’t this theory of relativity.)
- What famous actor once gave Jake Gyllenhaal a driving lesson?
- Who was the first to package chocolates in a box?
- How often does Halley’s Comet pass Earth?
- What is an octothorpe?
This Week’s Answers:
- His discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, which describes how metal surfaces eject electrons when struck by light.
- Paul Newman. He gave Gyllenhaal a rather intense driving lesson on a racetrack when Gyllenhaal was 15 years old.
- Richard Cadbury. In a brilliant marketing move, Cadbury put roses and Cupids on the boxes of chocolates to make them perfect for Valentine’s Day 1861–and the world never looked back.
- Approximately every 75 years. The comet was last spotted in 1986, and it’s expected to come around again in 2061.
- The # symbol, also known as a hashtag or pound sign. The octo part of the word refers to the eight points on the symbol.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”