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 American city is sometimes called the “City of Big Shoulders”?
- Who was the first woman to serve in a U.S. presidential cabinet?
- What real-life man inspired the name of the video game character Mario?
- What is an incunabulum?
- What is the most venomous spider in the world?
This Week’s Answers:
- Chicago. The name comes from a line in Carl Sandberg’s poem “Chicago” and celebrates the city’s tradition of hard work and labor by likening the city to strong, broad shoulders.
- Frances Perkins. She served as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s secretary of labor, beginning in 1933.
- Mario Segale, the landlord of the warehouse where Nintendo’s U.S. headquarters were housed in the early 1980s.
- A book printed before the year 1501. These books were created during the earliest stages of movable-type printing.
- The male Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robust) is the spider that’s most toxic to humans. It can be found near Sydney, Australia (not that you’d want to find it…).
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”