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Trivia questions and useless facts wanted

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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Hi Guys,

A year and a half ago I started this thread

What useless facts do you know but never get to share?

It was just a bit of fun and I also learnt a few new things.

Ive recently got a gig doing trivia nights at a few pubs and while the actual hosting will be easy Im struggling to come up with the 300+ questions I will need on a weekly basis.
I dont want the questions to be too hard or specialised, I dont want to make people feel stupid, just stuff the average switched on person would have a good chance of knowing.

A few examples

Who said

1) God doesnt play dice?
2) We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender?
3) 640K is more memory than anyone will ever need on a computer?

Sports and games

1) In Monopoly how many properties are on the board (not including stations and utilities)?
2) What is the highest possible score in 10 pin bowling?
3) In rugby how many points for a Tri?

General

1) What is the worlds longest railway line?
2) The Pyramids remained the tallest man made structure for 1000's of years till 1889 when what was built?
3) Through which part of the body do dogs sweat?

The above questions are a bit on the easy side for most quiz nuts but I dont want to make them much harder as its more about having fun and getting everyone involved.

Anyone got any not to easy, not to hard questions I could use?

Dont put the answers in straight away, give us all a chance to have a guess.

Cheers
edit on 16-10-2012 by IkNOwSTuff because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Forgot to mention that the questions dont need to be in those catergories, anything is good.

Science
Entertainment
History
Animals and plants
Music
Geography
Religion
Biology

once again anything is good



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Why don't you just Google Trivia questions?

It will be a lot quicker than asking the ATS community. Okay, maybe not so much fun, but certainly quicker!!

However, I will play along:-

1) Who's famous last words were 'Bugger Bognor'?
2) In snooker how much is the green ball worth?
3) Why can no one hear you scream in space?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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There is a bad word that begins with an F and ends in a K and also has a U and a C in the middle. This word originates from the English Language and is an abbreviation of 4 words, what are those 4 words?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

2nd line



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Music

1. What can stop the Duke of Earl?
2. Who does Jesus love more than she will ever know?


History

1. In what year was the last successful invasion of Britian?
2. Name the general that defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.

Science

1. How many protons are in a carbon atom?
2. What is the pressure of the atmosphere at sea level?

Geograpy

1. Name a country that shares a land border with only one other country.
2. What is the tallest mountain in Africa?

Literature

1. What is the first line in Melville's Moby Dick?
2. Who boasted that he could go around the world in 80 days?

I think I could do this all day.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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You may want to drop a few bucks on some large-scale content.
Something as inexpensive as a used copy of a more recent Trivial Pursuit...or as fancy (read:expensive) as a larger, compiled disc with 1000s of questions.

They would never be the questions that excite you, but they'd be the filler.

That would let you use your exhaustible list of interesting questions more sparingly, letting them serve as an occasional 'treat' while extending how long you last til you run out or have to start recycling.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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1) what is the actual meaning of the word sinister? Answer: left handed
2) what is the little tip on a shoe string called? Answer: and aglet
3) what are the little dots of light on a TV or computer screen called? answer: pixels
4) why do the oceans appear blue from space when they aren't on the ocean? Answer: the reflection of the sky off the water
5) what is dihydromonoxide? Answer: water
6) what is the largest moon in the solar system? Answer: the moon
7) why is it called the solar system? Answer: the suns name is sol, so it means sol's system, or system of planets
8) where does the term "lunatic" come from? Answer: it has been known for a long time people act strangly on the night of the full moon, hence the root word luna in the word lunatic
9)where does the term "computer bug" come from? Answer: in the original computers a bug was actually a bug, that would get inbetween the plates and get fried like in a bug zapper, causing computer glitches from the shorting circuits
10) what is theroot language of basically every EU language including english, french, italian, and spanish? Answer: latin

Hope the help, I can come up with many more, as I am a depository of useless facts, and vary good at trivia



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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What's the name of the tallest horse in the world?

What is the name of America's largest city?

Which country is Stone Henge located in?

How old is the oldest person in the world?

Which crayon is used the least?

What is the name of the first civilized country in the world?

Hope these help a bit.




posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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What is the only land animal that can't be seen on heat radar?

What was the first video played on MTV when the channel launched?

What is the most played song on the radio in the United States?

What is the only animal to have four knees?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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1. Who invented the paperclip?
2. Where is the only place that the American flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies half-mast and does not get saluted?
3. Who invented the lightbulb?
4. In what year was the first credit card issued and what entity issued it?
5. Based on tonnage produced, what is the worlds most popular fruit?
6. How long is the worlds longest ship?
7. How many different languages are there in Indonesia?
8. How many bones in the Human head?
9. What was the worlds first video arcade game?
10. In what year was "thanksgiving" held twice?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
Why don't you just Google Trivia questions?

It will be a lot quicker than asking the ATS community. Okay, maybe not so much fun, but certainly quicker!!

However, I will play along:-

1) Who's famous last words were 'Bugger Bognor'?
2) In snooker how much is the green ball worth?
3) Why can no one hear you scream in space?



1) No idea
2) Ill guess 3
3) no air to carry the noise?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by lewman
There is a bad word that begins with an F and ends in a K and also has a U and a C in the middle. This word originates from the English Language and is an abbreviation of 4 words, what are those 4 words?


French connection UK?



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by inverslyproportional

10) what is theroot language of basically every EU language including english, french, italian, and spanish? Answer: latin




English is an Germanic language not Latin/Romance. It was spread by the Anglo-Saxons in Britain from the 5th or 6th century(?). There are many Latin words used in English but as i believe it is mainly because Latin was used across Europe as the Lingua Franca and some words stuck.

I'm not being patronising in any way, just wouldn't like to see you get caught out by someone one day



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
Music

1. What can stop the Duke of Earl?
2. Who does Jesus love more than she will ever know?


History

1. In what year was the last successful invasion of Britian?
2. Name the general that defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.

Science

1. How many protons are in a carbon atom?
2. What is the pressure of the atmosphere at sea level?

Geograpy

1. Name a country that shares a land border with only one other country.
2. What is the tallest mountain in Africa?

Literature

1. What is the first line in Melville's Moby Dick?
2. Who boasted that he could go around the world in 80 days?

I think I could do this all day.


Music
1) his girl?
2) Ms Robinson

History
1)180 AD?
2) Nelson?

Science
1) 4?
2) 4psi?

Geography
1) Malaysia is one
2) Kilmanjaro

Literature
1) I feel like I should know this but not sure?
2) Phineas Fog?

If you could do it all day please do LOL.
Not only was that fun but I will use a few of those

The ones without question marks Im confident are correct



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Thanks dude Ill use a few of those

Wish you hadnt of included the answers straight away though LOL



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Blue Whales average penis size is 8ft.


8ft!!!



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by Philosorapter
What's the name of the tallest horse in the world?

What is the name of America's largest city?

Which country is Stone Henge located in?

How old is the oldest person in the world?

Which crayon is used the least?

What is the name of the first civilized country in the world?

Hope these help a bit.



Clydesdale?

New York?

England (my GF said with a hint of disdain "even I knew that" LOL)

124?

White?

China or Egypt?

Cheers dude, Will use the horse one



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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Why can alcohol not be more than 98%?
Because it will absorb moisture out of the air and dilute it's self.

What does defenastrate mean?
To throw out of a window.

An African-American was the 1st legal slave owner in the US. Anthony Johnson.

Time began on a Tuesday, not many people know that.

What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence?
Time to get a new fence.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
What is the only land animal that can't be seen on heat radar?

What was the first video played on MTV when the channel launched?

What is the most played song on the radio in the United States?

What is the only animal to have four knees?



Snake?

Video killed the radio star

Hey Jude? Im pretty sure its not right but Ill know it when you tell me

Elephant

Will use the heat one for sure

Cheers



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