Trivia Bits for Jun 20, 2018

By Leslie Elman

June 20, 2018 1 min read

Founded in 1977, the Green Belt Movement is an environmental conservation initiative that began with women in rural Kenya planting trees to reforest their communities and grew to become a worldwide program to preserve and maintain natural resources and fight destruction of forests. Its founder, Professor Wangari Maathai, received the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her work.

In karate, taekwondo and most martial arts, beginners wear belts of what color?

A) Green

B) Red

C) White

D) Yellow

Previous answer: The first extraterrestrial volcanic eruption observed by NASA scientists occurred in 1979 on Io, a moon of Jupiter.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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Trivia Bits for Jun 19, 2018

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