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 sport was invented by Colorado miners in the 19th century?
- When was the first ATM introduced in America?
- Actor Nicolas Cage once won a dinosaur skull at auction, paying $276,000. What other famous actor participated in the auction?
- The sackbut was an early form of what familiar instrument?
- Which U.S. president has the distinction of being the only president to remain a lifelong bachelor?
This Week’s Answers:
- Pack burro racing. The sport, in which contestants race on foot while leading donkeys laden with mining equipment, pays homage to the days when Colorado gold prospectors used donkeys to carry supplies to and from the mines.
- September 2, 1969. The machine was located at Chemical Bank in New York’s Rockville Center.
- Leonardo DiCaprio. Sadly neither of them was destined to have it: The dinosaur skull turned out to have been stolen from the Mongolian government, and Nicolas Cage gave it to US authorities to return to Mongolia.
- Trombone. The sackbut was invented in the 15th century and had a narrower bell and thicker walls than the trombone we know today.
- James Buchanan, who served from 1857 to 1861, just prior to the Civil War.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”