Post Quiz New Year Fun Facts

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Post Quiz: New Year's Fun Facts

If you've been paying attention to this issue, you'll get at least one of these questions right.

  1. January is named for the Roman god Janus. What is particularly interesting about him?
  2. New Year celebrations go back thousands of years to ancient Mesopotamia. What was different about their New Year's Day?
  3. What made a really good New Year's gift for an ancient Persian?
  4. Yeah, yeah, the Germans put pigs on everything, Appalachian hillbillies eat black-eyed peas, and Pennsylvania Dutchies gobble up sauerkraut. What do all these New Year foods have in common?
  5. What does 'auld lang syne' mean?
  6. What exciting thing happened for the first time on 31 December 1907 in New York City?
  7. What exciting thing didn't happen on 31 December 1942 in New York City?
  8. What will approximately 10,000 insane people be doing on 1 January 2018 in Philadelphia?
  9. What form of crime reaches its annual peak during the New Year holiday?
  10. A traditional feature of Japanese New Year's Eve celebrations is 'Daiku'. What is it, and where did it originate?

Ready to break out the champagne? Click the picture for the answers.

A bottle of Brut, bubbles and grapes.
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