Trivia Bits for Sep 22, 2018

By Leslie Elman

September 22, 2018 2 min read

The Dempster Dumpster, introduced in the 1930s, revolutionized public sanitation by making it possible to collect and transport tons of refuse efficiently and with minimal manpower. Engineer and businessman George Roby Dempster, inventor of the Dempster Dumpster, went on to become mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, in the 1950s. His namesake product became so ubiquitous that "dumpster" is now considered a generic term for any bin resembling that most functional and convenient trash receptacle.

"Mondo Trasho," "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray" are among the works of what unconventional film director?

A) William Castle

B) Roger Corman

C) John Waters

D) Ed Wood

Previous answer: The first federal building erected after the ratification of the Constitution was the mint in Philadelphia.

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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