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. Several studios rejected the script for the 1985 film Back to the Future before Universal bought it. What reason did Disney provide for turning to down?
  2. In Ancient Rome, what was a vomitorium?
  3. Iona’s Beach, on Minnesota’s North Shore, is covered in pink rocks that are known to “sing.” What causes this phenomenon?
  4. How many eyes do iguanas have?
  5. What novel’s film rights were sold to the movie studio Color Force for just $1?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Disney rejected the film on the grounds that is contained incest, referring to the scene in which Marty kisses the version of his mother he meets in the past.
  2. An entrance or exit to an amphitheater (the Coliseum, for example). Contrary to popular belief, the term did not refer to a place where people vomited.
  3. As waves wash over the shore, the unusual rocks–smooth, flattened pieces of rhyolite–are disturbed. They tinkle like bells as they resettle.
  4. Three. They have two normal eyes and a third one known as a parietal eye on the top of their heads. This third eye alerts iguanas to aerial threats.
  5. Crazy Rich Asians. Author Kevin Kwan wanted to ensure that the movie had an all-Asian cast, so the deal allowed him to be involved in development and production, and gave him the ability to earn more as the film was made.

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


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