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 Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

The United States wanted Puerto Rico so much that it took the island by force. In July 1898, during the Spanish-American War, 18,000 American troops invaded Puerto Rico — then a Spanish territory — and occupied it until Spain agreed to gi... Read More

Trivia Bits for Oct 15, 2018 Oct 15, 2018

Since 1994, the unit of currency in Croatia has been the kuna, which can be divided into 100 lipa. Kuna is the Croatian word for marten, a type of northern forest animal whose pelts were traded like currency and used to pay taxes in Croatia during th... Read More

Trivia Bits for Oct 13, 2018 Oct 13, 2018

If you've ever benefited from a blood bank, you can thank Dr. Charles Drew. After receiving his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, he became the first African-American to earn a doctorate from Columbia University, where his dissertati... Read More