About Leslie Elman

Leslie Elman

Leslie Elman

 Leslie Elman is a freelance writer and editor specializing in travel, art and generalist subjects. A professional trivia and quiz writer, she contributes questions for pub quiz nights around the U.S. as well as for the annual World Quizzing Championship. Her books include "The Ladies' Room Reader Quiz Book" and "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts."

Trivia Bits for Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born Jan. 27, 1756, wrote his first opera, "Bastien und Bastienne," at age 12. The one-act comic opera about a shepherdess and her love was commissioned by Franz Anton Mesmer, the Austrian physician who popularized hypnotism ... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2019

Director Sam Raimi's good-luck charm is a yellow 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 sedan that once belonged to his dad. It features in "The Evil Dead," and despite plummeting to its demise in both "Crimewave" and "Army of Darkness," it reappears as Uncle Ben'... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jan 21, 2019 Jan 21, 2019

Mark Twain claimed to have been the first person in the world to produce a literary manuscript on a typewriter. That book was "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," which Twain said he'd had "type-copied" in 1874. He bought his first typewriter in Boston in... Read More