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. What kind of unusual plague inflicted the city of Strasbourg, in modern-day France, in 1518?
  2. What two kinds of birds are considered to be the closest living relatives of the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur?
  3. In addition to penning classic novels, Mark Twain created a board game. What was it called?
  4. What popular song prompted Polaroid to release a statement saying that shaking or waving a Polaroid picture may damage the image?
  5. Who painted the fresco ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. A dancing plague. Hundreds of citizens compulsively danced in the streets, seemingly unable to stop, and many died from exhaustion.
  2. Chickens and ostriches. Scientists analyzed molecules of collagen found in a T. rex bone, and it most closely matched the collagen of chickens and ostriches.
  3. Mark Twain’s Memory-Builder. He designed the game to help players remember the important historical facts and dates.
  4. OutKast’s “Hey Ya,” which includes the line “Shake it like a Polaroid picture.”
  5. Michelangelo. When Pope Julius II hired Michelangelo to paint the chapel’s ceiling in 1508, the legendary artist was primarily known as a sculptor–but he quickly proved his skill with a brush.

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


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