Trivia Bits for May 23, 2020

By Leslie Elman

May 23, 2020 2 min read

Daisies take their name from the Old English for "day's eye" because the flower opens its petals at dawn and closes them at dusk. According to folklore, daisies can predict who you'll marry, protect your home from lightning strikes and heal bruises. Some misguided folks even believed that puppies will stay little forever if you feed them daisies. (Do not do this!) For Victorians, daisies symbolized innocence and loyalty. In 19th-century America, people decorated soldiers' graves with daisy wreaths on Memorial Day. Some people still do.

Juliette Gordon Low founded what organization in 1912?

A) Daughters of the American Revolution

B) Girl Scouts of the USA

C) Junior League

D) National Woman's Party

Previous answer: Ra was the ancient Egyptian god of the sun.

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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