Tough Questions Stump Crowd at Loyola College Prep Trivia Night
The Loyola College Prep Trivia night was quite a success. I will admit, some of the questions were quite tough. One asked "Who is the patron Saint of Television?" The answer is Saint Clare of Assisi (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253). I wondered why. So I looked it up.
Pope Pius XII declared Saint Clare of Assisi as patroness of television in 1958 when televisions were just showing up in homes. It was because Saint Clare, way back in the 1200s, was the first to experience "televised" Masses. That sounds odd, I know. But when she became too ill to attend Mass, the Holy Spirit would project the Holy Mass on the wall of her room so that she could stay in bed and watch.
The other question that had people scratching their heads was a building that looks like a big basket. This is the 7 story Longaberger Basket Building in Newark, Ohio.
The basket is a replica 160 times larger of Longaberger’s Medium Market Basket. It’s 192 ft. long by 126 ft. wide at the bottom, spreading to 208 ft. long by 142 ft. wide at the roofline.