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 were Starburst candies originally called?
- Who invented the fire extinguisher?
- During the reign of England’s Henry VIII in the 1500s, what were the responsibilities of the courtier appointed “Groom of the Stool”?
- What beloved Disney character was originally envisioned as an evil villain who wore a coat of weasels?
- In music, what is an arpeggio?
This Week’s Answers:
- Opal Fruits. The candy launched in the UK, and when it came to America in 1967, its name was changed to Starburst. The original flavors were lemon, lime, orange, and strawberry.
- Captain George William Many invented the first modern, portable extinguisher in the early 19th century. The copper extinguisher held three gallons of potassium carbonate under compressed air pressure.
- The courtier helped the king go to the bathroom, which involved chatting with him while he defecated and cleaning his bottom when he was finished.
- Elsa from Frozen. She was eventually reimagined to be more likable.
- The notes of a chord played in succession rather than all at once. An arpeggio can be played in ascending, descending, or random order.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”