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 03, 2020 Jul 03, 2020

Milwaukee Deep, in the Puerto Rico Trench, is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench, is the deepest point in the Pacific Ocean — and the deepest point on Earth. Both low points are named for the ships t... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

Born in Germany, Georg Frideric Handel was named the official court composer for the British monarchy in 1723 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1727, a few months before his anthem "Zadok the Priest" was performed at the coronation of Georg... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jul 01, 2020 Jul 01, 2020

From 1897 to 1904, the American Red Cross had its national headquarters in Clara Barton's home in Glen Echo, Maryland (now a National Historic Site). Red Cross staff lived there, too, tackling both business and domestic chores. It wasn't unusual to s... Read More

Trivia Bits for Jun 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020

The Beaver, the Dartmouth and the Eleanor were the three trading ships stormed by the Sons of Liberty at the Boston Tea Party, on the night of Dec. 16, 1773. A fourth ship, the William, should have been there as well, but it ran aground off Cape Cod ... Read More