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. Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is a popular tourist attraction. What is the source of the lagoon’s heated, steaming water?
  2. There is a flowering plant commonly known as the corpse flower. How does this plant earn its macabre moniker?
  3. Hautboy is an archaic word for which musical instrument?
  4. What famous historical figure is attributed with the following oft-quoted line? “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.”
  5. In Marvel Comics, what is the real name of the superhero known as Captain Marvel?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. The water is discharge from the Svartsengi geothermal plant, which draws up seawater from deep within the earth to produce energy.
  2. Its flowers smell like rotting flesh. This stinky plant is native to western Sumatra but can be found in botanic gardens around the world.
  3. The oboe. Hautboys are mentioned in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.
  4. Thomas Edison.
  5. Carol Danvers. Carol’s story was brought to life in the 2019 film Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson.

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

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