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 is someone with xanthophobia afraid of?
- Name the Frenchman who ate an entire airplane, among many other nonfood items.
- What is the English name for the breed of cat known as skogkatt in its native country?
- How old was Queen Victoria when she ascended to England’s throne in 1837?
- Why can’t astronauts cry in space?
This Week’s Answers:
- The color yellow. Xanthophobia is a specific form of chromophobia, the fear of a color.
- Michel Lotito (1950-20070. In addition to consuming the entirety of an airplane (which took two years), Lotito ate television sets, bicycles, and shopping carts.
- The Norwegian Forest cat. As its name suggests, this very large cat hails from Norway.
- Just 18 years old. Being queen certainly came with risks: Victoria survived at least six assassination attempts during her reign.
- While eyes can release water in space, the lack of gravity prevents tears from falling; instead the tears pool around the eyes, forming a liquid orb.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”