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 Sep 19, 2018 Sep 19, 2018

Did real pirates say "Arrr!"? We may never know for sure. But English actor Robert Newton certainly did when he portrayed Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney film "Treasure Island." That led to title roles in "Blackbeard the Pirate" (1952) and "Long ... Read More

Trivia Bits for Sep 18, 2018 Sep 18, 2018

When trivia lovers hear the words "duck-billed platypus," they think "monotreme" — a rare egg-laying mammal. And that's not all! The male platypus has the uncommon distinction of being a venomous mammal, using the sharp curved spurs at the base... Read More

Trivia Bits for Sep 17, 2018 Sep 17, 2018

Melissopalynology is the study of the pollen bees collect to make honey. ("Melissa" is the ancient Greek word for "bee"; palynology, the study of pollen and spores, comes from the ancient Greek word for "scatter.") In use since the 1890s to determine... Read More