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 2017 film brought widespread acclaim and recognition to its star, Timothée Chalamet?
- What famous 19th-century author once published under the pseudonym Captain George North?
- Where did Toru Iwatani, the creator of Pac-Man, get his inspiration for the shape of the iconic video game character?
- A teenager named Edward Jones burgled Buckingham Palace multiple times during the reign of Queen Victoria. What did he steal?
- Linguine is a kind of narrow, flat pasta. What does the word linguine literally mean in Italian?
This Week’s Answers:
- Call Me by Your Name. The film, based on a novel by André Aciman, is a gay romance set in Italy in the 1980s.
- Robert Louis Stevenson. When portions of Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island were serially published in magazines, they were credited to Captain George North.
- Pizza. Iwatani claims he took a piece from a pizza pie and realized that the remaining pie looked like a character.
- On his first break-in, Jones took the queen’s underwear. On a subsequent visit, he stole food. Jones was obsessed with Victoria, and he has been dubbed the original celebrity stalker.
- Little tongues. Many pasta names describe their shape–spaghetti means little strings, while fettuccine means little ribbons.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”