Trivia Bits for Jul 27, 2019

By Leslie Elman

July 27, 2019 1 min read

The Xerces Society is an environmental conservation group that focuses on invertebrate wildlife — bugs, worms, moths, clams, crabs, etc. Founded in 1971, it's named for the Xerces blue butterfly, the first North American butterfly to become extinct because of human activities. The last known Xerces blue butterfly fluttered by in 1941.

King Xerxes I built the Gate of All Nations in which ancient capital of Persia?

A) Damascus

B) Isfahan

C) Persepolis

D) Tabriz

Previous answer: The Matilda in "Waltzing Matilda" is a bundle of belongings.

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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