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 the name of the only children’s book penned by Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels?
- How many strings does a typical banjo have?
- Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the medical term for what common painful sensation?
- How many bones does the average shark have?
- Which Star Wars film contains the oft-quoted line “Luke, I am your father”?
This Week’s Answers
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Fleming baed the book on the bedtime stories he told his son, Caspar, and it served as the inspiration for the 1968 film of the same name.
- Five. The fifth string is shorter than the rest. There are also six-string banjos, however, which are typically tuned liked a guitar, and four-string banjos, which are known as tenor banjos.
- Brain freeze, when you eat or drink something cold and get a sudden, intense headache.
- Zero! Shark skeletons are made of cartilage, not bone. Cartilage is lighter and more flexible.
- None of them–at least, not exactly. The revelation that Darth Vader is Luke’s father occurs in The Empire Strikes Back, but the actual line is: “No. I am your father.” Vader says this in response to Luke’s accusation that Vader had killed his father.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”