Trivia Bits for Nov 17, 2018

By Leslie Elman

November 17, 2018 2 min read

Although its logo features a mission bell, the "Bell" part of Taco Bell's name comes from Glen Bell, the company's founder. In the 1950s, the California businessman test-marketed crispy-shell tacos for 19 cents each at his Bell's Burgers drive-in. When customers gobbled them up, Bell knew he had a winner. He opened his first Taco Bell in Downey, California, in 1962. Today there are about 7,000 Taco Bell locations in 25 countries worldwide — none of them in Mexico.

In the 1985 film "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," Pee-wee Herman wants to visit what unusual location?

A) The basement of the Alamo

B) The bird cages of Alcatraz

C) The ear of the Statue of Liberty

D) The Fountain of Youth

Previous answer: In Greek mythology, Athena, goddess of wisdom, was born fully grown from the head of Zeus.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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