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 Aug 23, 2019 Aug 23, 2019

There's a butter-colored rose named for Julia Child, appropriate because she was famous for her love of butter. During the run of her PBS show "Baking With Julia" (1996-1999), she went through 753 pounds of it! While working for the Office of Strate... Read More

Trivia Bits for Aug 22, 2019 Aug 22, 2019

Before "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Corpse Bride" and the rest of his highly recognizable films, Tim Burton directed an unconventional "Hansel and Gretel" for the Disney Channel. It aired just once in 1983, disappeared for about 30 years and then resurf... Read More

Trivia Bits for Aug 21, 2019 Aug 21, 2019

The Victoria was the first ship to circumnavigate the globe. A type of trading ship called a nao or carrack, it was one of five ships in the expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan that left Spain in 1519. In the course of the voyage, four ships were lo... Read More