Trivia Bits for Jun 20, 2019

By Leslie Elman

June 20, 2019 1 min read

Rugby made its first appearance as an Olympic sport at the 1900 games in Paris, where only three nations fielded teams and France won the first-ever Olympic rugby gold medal. It was part of Olympic competition three more times, most recently in 1924. After a 92-year hiatus, rugby returned to the Olympics at the 2016 Rio games — this time with both men's and women's events.

How many athletes represented the United States at the first modern Olympics in 1896?

A) 14

B) 25

C) 36

D) None. The U.S. didn't participate.

Previous answer: Seedless navel oranges are a mutation first discovered at a monastery in Brazil.

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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