Trivia Bits for Nov 30, 2019

By Leslie Elman

November 30, 2019 1 min read

Pyruvic acid gives onions their sharp flavor. It's also what makes your eyes water when you chop onions. Sweet onion varieties, such as Vidalia and Walla Walla, have a lower pyruvic acid concentration than standard yellow onions, which is why chopping them is less likely to make you cry.

All acids contain which chemical element?

A) Arsenic

B) Chlorine

C) Hydrogen

D) Nitrogen

Previous answer: George H.W. Bush called community volunteer organizations "a thousand points of light."

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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