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 Jul 18, 2018 Jul 18, 2018

The oldest continuously operating auction house in the world is Stockholms Auktionsverk, founded in 1674. It's been in business so long that it was selling baroque and rococo artwork and objects when they were still considered contemporary! Sold at ... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jul 17, 2018 Jul 17, 2018

Guitar picks were made from tortoise shell until the 1970s, when harvesting tortoise shell was banned because it seemed unreasonable that endangered sea turtles should die to provide the world with bits and bobs like guitar picks. To fill the gap, in... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jul 16, 2018 Jul 16, 2018

The element vanadium (atomic number 23) is so nice it was discovered twice. The first time was in 1801, by Andres Manuel del Rio, a professor of mineralogy in Mexico City. But when he sent his findings to Paris for confirmation, they were rejected. T... Read More