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"trivia" as: Insignificant or inessential matters;
trifles. I like to call them, small facts that don't make or break
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K is the symbol for what element on the periodic table?
We all know that the biggest mammal is the blue whale. But what kind of animal is the smallest mammal?
1. A bat
2. A shrew
3. A mouse
4. A hamster
In 1913 the first of this modern type of puzzle was published in the "New York World". What type of puzzle was it?
2. Dot to dot
4. Crossword puzzle
The artist Pablo Picasso owned a dog named Kabul whom Picasso claimed influenced his painting style. What breed was this appropriately-named dog?
1. Yorkshire terrier
2. Afghan hound
Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in which year?
Which American President was the first to be born in the 20th century?
1. Lyndon Johnson
2. Richard Nixon
3. James Carter
4. John F. Kennedy
"Happy Days" had many spin-offs. Perhaps the strangest was the story of an alien from Ork. What was this show?
1. Laverne and Shirley
3. Mork and Mindy
4. Who's Watching the Kids
In 1977, a food additive was banned when it was found to cause cancer. What color was this additive?
What playing card is known as 'the curse of Scotland'?
1. Nine of diamonds
2. Ace of Clubs
3. Two of Clubs
4. Queen of Spades
What is the distance around the earth at the equator in miles? (To the nearest 1,000 miles)
Among his accomplishments, this Renaissance genius designed the horizontal water wheel, which led to the development of the water turbine. Who was he?
2. Leonardo da Vinci
In the standard game of darts, how many times may a competitor re-throw a dart if it doesn't stick in the board the first time?
In the United States, what federal law was passed to save hundreds of threatened species from extinction?
1. Animal Protection Act
2. Conservation Act
3. Extinct Animals Act
4. Endangered Species Act
You saw a melanistic Panthera pardus in a Tarzan movie. What is it likely that you called it?
3. African lion
4. Black panther
Yugoslavia was created on the ruins of two empires. One of them was the Ottoman Empire. What was the other?
Who was the most famous pupil of Socrates?
4. Alexander the Great
This is the real Big Bird- the bird with the largest wingspan in the US. After being extinct in the wild for almost a decade, captive breeding programs once again have this bird of prey flying free.
1. Peregrine falcon
2. Golden eagle
3. Bald eagle
4. California condor
Which Buffalo Brave set the NBA record by playing in more than 900 consecutive games?
1. Robert Parish
2. Randy Smith
3. Paul Silas
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What type of poems was Shakespeare known for writing?
Sir Issac Newton invented which device for his feline friends?
1. the swinging cat door
2. the scratching post
3. cat collars
4. the litterbox
In 1979, a US embassy was taken over by students, and 52 people were held hostage for 444 days. In what country did this take place?
Who was the king of Spain in 1588 when the English defeated the Spanish Armada?
1. Louis XIV
2. Ferdinand the Great
3. Philip II
4. Maximilian I
It might give you a headache to think about this, but from what tree was aspirin first derived?
The movie 'Born Free' was released in 1966. It is about a lion cub who was raised to adulthood and then set free. What was the name of this lioness?
Which degree of longitude is the prime meridian?
1. 0 degrees
2. 90 degrees
3. 45 degrees
4. 180 degrees
Roberta Flack's 1973 number one hit song "Killing Me Softly with His Song" was written about which singer?
1. Eric Clapton
2. Nat King Cole
3. Don McLean
4. Bob Dylan
The first heart transplant was made in 1967. In which country?
1. South Africa
This breed of horse is the famous white mount of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria.
1. Paso Fino
Who was the general that invaded Italy and fought against Rome there for sixteen years in the Second Punic War?
Who was the first man in space?
1. Gus Grissom
2. Alan Shepard
3. John Glenn
4. Yuri Gagarin