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:
- The town of Lajitas, Texas, was once home to a goat named Clay Henry. What was Clay Henry famous for?
- What was the name of the Revolutionary War spy ring based on Long Island, New York, that provided crucial information to General Washington?
- What is the term used to describe a group of rats?
- What’s the difference between jam and jelly?
- What is the largest animal ever to exist on Earth?
This Week’s Answers:
- Chugging beer. The goat’s fondness for beer earned him widespread attention and brought fame (and tourists) to Lajitas.
- The Culper Spy Ring. The group has been credited with transmitting information that led to the discovery of Benedict Arnold’s treasonous plot.
- A mischief. Here’s another bit of trivia for rat lovers: Male rats are called bucks and female rats are called does.
- Jam is made by crushing a fruit and leaving in most of the solid parts and seeds. Jelly is made by crushing a fruit and discarding the solid parts, then mixing the remaining fruit juice with pectin.
- The blue whale. It measures approximately 100 feet long and weighs around 200 tons. Its tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”