Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Trivia Challenge

How many grooves are there in the edge of a dime?
How about the title of Elvis Presley's first hit record?
How many eggs does a queen bee lay in a day?

We didn't know, either.

A roomful of trivia buffs braved 10-degree weather to take part in NKA's Trivia Challenge, an activity conceived by Quiz Master Carol Nelson.
Using quizzes created by newspaper Trivia Queen Fifi Rodriguez, Carol pitched a wide variety of questions, from the name of the Greek God of Fire to the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, the special characteristic of pumice stone, and the other name for rubies.
From left: Helen Livingston, Marg Griffin, Carol Nelson, and Audene Campbell engage in some post-test analysis.

Each participant scored his/her own quiz, and the moans, groans, and "ah-ha"s indicated how surprised we were to discover what we did and didn't know. The hour flew by, and everyone agreed that they would gladly come back for more next semester.

Answers to above trivia questions:
1. 118 grooves in a dime's edge
2. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget"
3. Up to 2,000 eggs
4. Helios
5. David Sedaris
6. It floats
7. Red Corundum