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 Mar 23, 2019 Mar 23, 2019

Unlike Betty Crocker, who was a creation of the General Mills marketing department, Duncan Hines was a real person. A traveling salesman from Bowling Green, Kentucky, he sampled local restaurants as he crisscrossed the country for work. His list of f... Read More

Trivia Bits for Mar 22, 2019 Mar 22, 2019

You learn an obscure fact, and then, almost immediately, it comes up again in a different context. That phenomenon has a name — two names, actually. The term "Baader-Meinhof phenomenon" was coined by a reader of the St. Paul Pioneer Press in th... Read More

Trivia Bits for Mar 21, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

Elizabeth Spencer, Thomas Edison's favorite soprano, was one of the world's first major recording artists. (Smart woman making friends with the man who invented the phonograph!) Spencer recorded dozens of songs for Edison, from "Silent Night" to Gilb... Read More