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 21, 2018 Mar 21, 2018

In honor of the United Nations' World Poetry Day, we salute Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet who, in 1913, became the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in literature. He's also the only person to have written and composed the nationa... Read More

Trivia Bits for Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018

Which U.S. institution of higher learning fields the most Division I varsity sports teams? It's Harvard, which estimates that 20 percent of its student body participates in intercollegiate athletics. Adding a varsity women's rugby squad in 2013 broug... Read More

Trivia Bits for Mar 19, 2018 Mar 19, 2018

Shortly after George Washington took office as president in 1789, his nephew, Bushrod, asked to be appointed as the federal attorney for Virginia. Washington said no. He wanted to make sure that no one could accuse him of favoritism or corruption in ... Read More