Native Americans from the Tongva tribe attend a celebration of the first Indigenous People's Day, in place of previously celebrated Columbus Day, on Oct. 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images).
Jay Newman is one of the head writers and editors for the award-winning Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader trivia book series (20 million sold), a position he’s had since 1998. A storyteller at heart, Jay’s favorite subjects are history, science, pop culture, politics and language. His articles have appeared in Reader’s Digest, Neatorama, and Mental Floss. Jay and his wife, Sue, run a landscape and wildlife photography business out of their home in Ashland, Oregon. Their photos have appeared in several books, including “Crater Lake: Deep Blue Volcano.” You can find Jay on Facebook and Instagram at NewmanImages, and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jay-newmanimages.