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 26, 2020 Sep 26, 2020

People with synesthesia perceive sensory stimuli with more than one sense. Tasting a particular food may fill the mind with unusual colors and shapes. Music may conjure physical sensations such as tingling in the feet (different from chills you feel ... Read More

Trivia Bits for Sep 25, 2020 Sep 25, 2020

The world's smallest antelope is the royal antelope or Neotragus pygmaeus, found in western Africa. Full-grown adults stand about 10 to 12 inches tall, and a newborn will fit in the palm of your hand. These nocturnal relatives of gazelles live in for... Read More

Trivia Bits for Sep 24, 2020 Sep 24, 2020

The Cristal Baschet, a musical instrument invented by Bernard and Francois Baschet in 1952, consists of horizontal glass rods attached to vertical metal rods of various lengths and thicknesses. To play it, one draws his or her moistened fingers along... Read More

Trivia Bits for Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020

It costs 1.99 cents to mint a U.S. penny and 7.62 cents to make a nickel, according to the most recent annual report from the United States Mint. The negative discrepancy between the coins' value and the cost of production — what Treasury offic... Read More