Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2021” calendar…
This Week’s Questions:
- Which predominantly Roman Catholic country consumes fanesca, a kind of codfish soup, during Lent?
- Who founded Joffrey Ballet, a world-famous ballet company known for its contemporary repertoire?
- What kind of facial hair pattern does the term burnsides refer to?
- The U.S. presidential line of succession dictates who would fill the presidency if the current president is unable to continue serving. The first four roles in successive order are Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and Secretary of State. Who is fifth in line?
- What is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?
This Week’s Answers:
- Ecuador. In addition to the codfish, which symbolizes Jesus, the soup often features 12 different grains–or beans and vegetables–representing the 12 apostles.
- Robert Joffrey, who was a dancer himself–he tap-danced as a child and later turned to ballet, moving to New York City to dance in various companies before founding his own.
- A mustache and whiskers on the cheek but no chin beard.
- Secretary of the Treasury. Sixth in line is the Secretary of Defense followed by the Attorney General.
- Mercury. The energy of the bonds between mercury atoms is relatively low, causing the element to melt at a much lower temperature than other metals.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”