Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

"365 Days of Amazing Trivia - 2021 Calendar"

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:

  1. Where is the World Custard Pie Championship held each summer?
  2. Who is often referred to as “the Father of Modern Clowning”?
  3. Where on the U.S. West Coast can you find Thor’s Well, a gaping coastal sinkhole that appears to drain water from the Pacific Ocean?
  4. What is a portolan? (Hint: The term comes from the Middle Ages.)
  5. In the 1970s, songwriters Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss wrote a song titled “Bette Davis Eyes,” with lyrics that nod to the mesmerizing eyes of the famous Hollywood actor. What musical made the song a hit when she released her own version of it in 1981?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Coxheath, England.
  2. Joseph Grimaldi, a pioneer of clowning who created a character named Joey in the early 1800s.
  3. Yachats, Oregon. The hole, also called the drainpipe of the Pacific, is about 20 feet deep and makes a dramatic sight, especially during high tide and storms.
  4. A sailor’s navigational chart.
  5. Kim Carnes.

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

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