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 was George Washington’s natural hair color?
  2. What famous writer was reported to have died from “congestion of the brain”?
  3. What medium did English artist Andy Brown use to create his portrait of Queen Elizabeth II?
  4. When was Mardi Gras first celebrated in New Orleans?
  5. Who invented the Rubik’s cube in 1974?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Red (although some sources say reddish-brown). While many people assume Washington wore a white wig, he actually just powdered his hair to make it appear white.
  2. Edgar Allen Poe. When Poe died in 1849, a local newspaper dubiously attributed his death to brain congestion. The actual cause remains a mystery.
  3. Tea bags. The portrait consists of more than 1,000 tea bags sewn onto burlap fabric.
  4. 1699. Two French explorers, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne and Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, landed in Louisiana near present-day New Orleans and had a small-scale Mardi Gras celebration that year.
  5. Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian professor. It took Rubik a month to solve the cube once he had created it!

Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”


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