Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

Neil Diamond's real name is Neil Diamond (Neil Leslie Diamond).
Both of his parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland. His nickname, according to IMDb is "The Jewish Elvis."
I've always been a fan.


What are the only two fears humans are born with?
Falling and loud noises.

Liam Neeson, star of movies such as Schindler’s List, Taken, and Star Wars, was a champion boxer. He was an amateur boxer from the ages of 9-17 and was a three-time Northern Ireland juvenile champion. He once said, “I had about 40 fights and I won about maybe 30.”


Where is the oldest college or university in North America? The answer is Mexico City, Mexico. Founded in 1551 by the royal decree of Charles I of Spain, the University of Mexico (then known as the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico) is the oldest university in North America.

Harvard is the oldest university in the United States.


What was the original name for jeans?
Waist overalls


How many annual federal holidays are there in the U.S.? 10 

Dates of Federal Holidays for 2020
  • Wednesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 20 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Monday, February 17 - Washington’s Birthday
  • Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 3 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 7 - Labor Day
  • Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Wait. There is something wrong here, about Independence Day! (Oh, it is for government offices, etc., to be closed that Friday before.)


So now we know.

Have a great week!

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