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:
- Where in the world is Christmas Eve celebrated with a carp dinner, after keeping the carp in the family bathtub for several days?
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may be fictional, but reindeer do sometimes appear to have red noses. Why?
- Where in the U.S. can you find the Effigy Mounds National Monument?
- How many whiskers does the average cat have on its muzzle?
- What famous author once wrote Walt Whitman a fan letter that said (among many other compliments): “You are a true man, and I would like to be one myself”?
This Week’s Answers:
- Central Europe–specifically, Slovakia and some of its neighboring countries.
- Reindeer have many capillaries in their noses that carry red blood. This can result in a rosy hue.
- Iowa. The monument consists of many earthen mounds created by Native Americans; some mounds are in the shape of animals, such as bears and birds.
- 12 on each side, so a total of 24. Cats also have whiskers above the eyes and on the back of forelegs.
- Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Whitman responded, thanking Stoker for writing him in a manner “so fresh.”
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”