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:
- In Greek mythology, what was the name of the dog that guarded the entrance to the Underworld?
- What historical event occurred on September 2, 1666, in London, at the house of Thomas Farriner, the king’s baker?
- What animal has the slowest metabolism of all mammals?
- What common food condiment was once taken as medicine and believed to cure rheumatism and jaundice, among other ailments?
- Who was Frida Kahlo’s husband?
This Week’s Answers:
- Cerberus. With three heads, a mane of snakes, and a serpent’s tail, Cerberus wasn’t exactly your typical dog.
- A fire started. The blaze quickly grew in size and strength, eventually burning down more than four-fifths of London. It’s known as the Great Fire of London.
- The three-toed sloth. These slow-moving creatures have very low energy needs.
- Ketchup. In the 1830s, Dr. John Cook Bennett began selling ketchup in pill form. Competitors soon followed suit, creating their own pills–but some of them used laxatives instead of tomatoes!
- Diego Rivera. Lake Kahlo, he was a Mexican artist, and the pair painted each other many times.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”