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

365 Days of Amazing Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 by Workman Publishing

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:

  1. What did Albert Einstein win the Nobel Prize for in 1921? (Hint: It wasn’t this theory of relativity.)
  2. What famous actor once gave Jake Gyllenhaal a driving lesson?
  3. Who was the first to package chocolates in a box?
  4. How often does Halley’s Comet pass Earth?
  5. What is an octothorpe?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. His discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, which describes how metal surfaces eject electrons when struck by light.
  2. Paul Newman. He gave Gyllenhaal a rather intense driving lesson on a racetrack when Gyllenhaal was 15 years old.
  3. 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.
  4. Approximately every 75 years. The comet was last spotted in 1986, and it’s expected to come around again in 2061.
  5. 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”

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