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 U.S. president was nicknamed “Old Kinderhook”?
- Do dogs dream?
- Brazil’s flag featured a blue circle at its center, dotted with stars that correspond to the night sky as seen form Rio de Janiero on November 15, 1889. What is significant about that date?
- In Dr. Seuss’s book The Lorax, the titular character tries to save the Truffula trees. What real tree is believed to be the basis for Seuss’s Truffula trees?
- Africa’s massive Lake Victoria–the chief reservoir for the Nile River–lies within borders of three countries. What are those countries?
This Week’s Answers:
- Martin Van Buren, who was from Kinderhook, New York.
- Scientists think the answer is yes. They believe that, like human dreams, dog dreams often involve replaying moments from their day.
- Brazil’s monarchy was overthrown on November 15, 1889, leading to the establishment of a republic (and adoption of this flag).
- The Monterey cypress–specifically, a single cypress in La Jolla, California, near where Dr. Seuss once lived. (Sadly, that specific cypress fell in 2019.)
- The lake is mostly contained within Uganda and Tanzania, but a portion of it is in Kenya.
Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”