Trivia Bits for Jun 18, 2019

By Leslie Elman

June 18, 2019 1 min read

The lactic acid bacteria that gives sourdough bread its distinctive taste is Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis. Microbiologists Frank Sugihara and Leo Kline isolated the bacteria in the 1970s and named it for the place they found it: San Francisco.

Sometimes called St. John's bread, what tree's seedpods are ground as a substitute for cocoa powder?

A) Carob

B) Honey locust

C) Mimosa

D) Sweetgum

Previous answer: Churchill and FDR met in Casablanca in 1943.

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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