Trivia Bits for Apr 07, 2021

By Leslie Elman

April 7, 2021 1 min read

The Gillingham-Stillman Method, devised in the 1930s, is still used to teach kids to read — especially kids with dyslexia. The multisensory approach is particularly effective for new readers who have trouble recognizing words by sight alone. It was developed by educational psychologist Anna Gillingham and teacher Bessie Stillman, whose own dyslexia had made it a challenge for her to learn to read.

Which railroad from the board game Monopoly was not a real-life railroad?

A) B&O

B) Pennsylvania

C) Reading

D) Short Line

Previous answer: The 1999 single "Genie in a Bottle" was the first No. 1 hit for Christina Aguilera.

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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