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125 Fun Trivia Questions (Updated for 2023)
- To better fit in with the city's natural Southwestern colors, what fast-food chain uses turquoise in place of its traditional "golden arches" yellow in Sedona, Arizona?
- May the Fourth be with you is the official tagline of the galaxy-wide holiday celebrated the first week of May in honor of what sci-fi franchise?
Answer: Star Wars
- The answer is under your desk: vandalism and littering led Singapore to ban the import and sale of which chewy confectionary in 1992?
- What fruit lends its name to all of the following: a record label founded by the Beatles, the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and the tech company of which Tim Cook is the current CEO?
- Because they occur halfway between presidential election years, the 2022 U.S. House and Senate elections are commonly known by what name also used to refer to an important exam halfway through a college semester?
- You can "Circle" back if this one is too hard, but take "pride" if you know it right away. What animated movie's opening scene features a rising sun, an array of wildlife, and a song with the Zulu lyrics: "Nants ingonyama bagithi baba?"
Answer: The Lion King
- What two-word activity, often associated with Catholicism, can also refer to a desperate, last minute American football pass that attempts to save the game? Both instances involve invoking the name of Jesus' mother.
Answer: Hail Mary
- By letter count, "May" is the shortest month of the year. Coming in at a record nine letters, what's the longest month of the year?
- Milkshakes! Pina coladas! Frappuccinos! Oh, my! They're all much easier to make thanks to Stephen Poplawski's 1922 invention of what electrical kitchen appliance?
- Since 1988, this pink and fluffy character "keeps going and going" by beating the drum as a mascot for what vigorous battery brand?
- Repping finance, pancakes, and orbiting stuff, the IMF, iHOP, and the ISS are initialisms that all contain what I-word?
- You get a book! You get a book! You get a book! For 15 years, starting in 1996, what daytime talk show megastar's book club recommended a total of 70 books leading to total sales of over 55 million copies?
Answer: Oprah Winfrey
- Well, they do love flossing: North Carolina optometrist Dr. Brittani Carver-Schemper picked up millions of likes with her eye health videos on what social media platform that's usually more obsessed with dance challenges?
- According to the song, when Peter Cottontail comes hoppin' down the bunny trail, hippity-hoppity, what springtime holiday is on its way?
- In baseball shorthand, it's a strikeout. On the periodic table, it's potassium. In a text, it can be a quick response to, like, whatever. What's that letter?
- Originally given the Japanese title "Puckman", what 1980s arcade game was inducted into the Guinness Book of Records as the "Most Successful Coin-Operated Game" in 2005?
- In 1933, Queen Elizabeth's family got a dog named Dookie that began her lifelong obsession with what bootylicious Welsh breed that the American Kennel Club describes as "lively little herder who is affectionate and companionable without being needy?"
Answer: Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- Hopefully you didn't forget! Behind Christmas and Valentine's Day, the third-most greeting card sales annually in the U.S. are for what May Sunday holiday?
Answer: Mother's Day
- Who you gonna call? Definitely not that person ever again! What colloquialism, that "busted" into prominence alongside the popularity of dating apps, describes abruptly ending all communication with someone without explanation?
- According to the Sesame Street Twitter account, what red character is always three and a half, even on his birthday?
- Introduced at the 1904 World's Fair, what machine-spun sweet treat was invented by dentist William Morrison and candy maker John C. Wharton and was originally named "Fairy Floss"?
Answer: Cotton candy
- In Latin, the term "nona hora" is the ninth canonical hour of the day. In English, we modified "nona" to what time of day that's great for a sandwich or a cowboy duel?
- At the 2010 Academy Awards, the winning film for Best Animated Feature was a Disney-Pixar film featuring Kevin, Charles Muntz, Carl, Russell, and a dog named Dug. What is this helium-inflated film?
- What six-letter hairstyle is popularly associated with the semi-ironic phrase "business in front, party in the back"?
- Ask a mother of twins or triplets...it's a lot to handle. But it's nothing compared to what happened at a clinic in Casablanca in May of 2021 when Halima Cisse safely delivered nonuplets. How many babies is that?
- In 1999 Shigetaka Kurita invented what keyboard additions for cell phones that would eventually replace emoticons and even get their own movie?
- Founded in Quebec, what is the French name of the private entertainment company which has sold over 100 million tickets for its unique blend of continuous live music and circus-like acrobatics?
Answer: Cirque du Soleil
- Now mostly used by circus and carnival entertainers, these poles add height to the user when fastened onto the foot and leg. What is the name of this invention, that dates as far back as 6BC when shepherds would use them to watch their flock?
- Director of New Zealand's two highest grossing domestically-produced films, Taika Waititi is probably best known internationally for his helming the two most recent Marvel movies named for what blond-maned hammer enthusiast?
- You not say Ukraine weak says a proud, subway-riding Ukrainian to Kramer and Newman right before smashing their Risk game in the sixth season of what 90s TV show?
- If you rearrange the letters of "Tom has no ideas," you'll get the first name, surname, and middle initial of what inventor with plenty of bright ideas?
Answer: Thomas A Edison
- Pro-war politicos, swooping Eli Moscowitz on "Cobra Kai," and Atlanta's NBA team share the distinction of being referred to by what four-letter bird of prey?
- What physical measurement is technically defined as force divided by the area over which that force is being applied? Queen and David Bowie performed a song about being under it.
- What is the last name of the "Queen of Soul" who got some R-E-S-P-E-C-T when she was ranked 9th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time"?
- Far and away the most popular keyboard layout in the English language has what six-letter name after the letters in the top row read from left to right?
- Some of the more fun acronyms out there are SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus), CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart), and what word that stands for "radio detection and ranging?"
- What holiday single, originally titled "The One Horse Open Sleigh" by James Lord Pierpont in 1857, was the first song played in space in 1965 by Gemini 6A astronauts Walter Schirra and Tom Stafford?
Answer: Jingle Bells
- Croissant not included: for a brief, flashy moment in 2022, Paris's legendary Moulin Rouge offered overnight stays on what Bay Area-based short-term rental website?
- The mobile app development company Niantic struck gold in 2016 with what smash-hit smartphone game that captured tens of millions of players within days of its release? The game became a global phenomenon with players largely playing outdoors.
Answer: Pokemon Go
- Based on the legend of how his discovery of submerged objects causing water displacement helped him figure out how to measure the purity of gold, Greek mathematician Archimedes is famously known for shouting what word originating from a Greek word meaning "I have found it!"?
- While building magnetrons at MIT in the 1940s, Percy Spencer noticed a melting chocolate bar in his pocket. Deeper investigation and exploration led to the invention of what household device? Spencer received no royalties for this invention, first marketed as the Radarange.
- Members of The Who must be thankful that the CSI franchise keeps expanding. From the original, to Miami, to New York, to Cyber, and now back to Las Vegas, over 800 episodes of this forensic procedural have aired. What does CSI stand for?
Answer: Crime Scene Investigation
- According to the theme song of the sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," the title character was born and raised in the west part of what East Coast American city?
- You'll be amazed to learn that it started as a pliable, putty-like substance that could clean coal residue from wallpaper. As coal-based home heating abated, it pivoted to being what much-kneaded Hasbro kid's toy?
- Supposedly pronounced as "wizziwig," what is the meaning of the acronym WYSIWYG? The phrase largely means that the printer will print what you see on your monitor.
Answer: What you see is what you get
- If your doctor friend calls herself G.I. Jane, that's probably because she's in what branch of medicine that specializes in the digestive system?
- Now that's a spicy NBA player! In June, the Golden State Warriors won their 4th NBA Championship since 2015 behind the Finals MVP performance of not yellow, red, green but rather Steph ______?
- Predicting the next day's headline, 39-Across was solvable as BOB DOLE ELECTED or CLINTON ELECTED in a November 5, 1996 printing of what daily New York Times feature?
Answer: Crossword Puzzle
- It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! The "Big Three" U.S. commercial broadcast television networks are CBS, NBC, and what Disney-owned third network?
- According to the World Atlas, the five most popular fruits in the world are tomatoes, bananas, apples, oranges, and what pink fruit with a green rind known for its seed spitting contests?
- Answer in English, por favor: If someone looked at the weather outside and described it using the Spanish words "gatos" and "perros," what is likely to be happening?
- Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy lent $25,000 to help a friend open a cookie store in Hollywood. What was this friend's last name that he also lent to the rhyming brand of his "Famous" product?
- The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters during Memorial Day Weekend in 1980. That same week, an iconic horror film opened but had a relatively weak opening box office because it was counter-programmed against the Star Wars installment. What was this Jack Nicholson-starring horror film?
Answer: The Shining
- Sings A Tad Better is a handy mnemonic for remembering the highest to lowest vocal ranges in a four-part harmony. That "S" in "Sings" stands for what vocal range?
- In 1937 Ken Digneau won $100 for naming what food product? It is generally believed the name comes from the words "spiced ham", but this has never been confirmed by Hormel Foods who make the product.
- Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan conspire to reunite their mother and father, who originally met on the ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth 2" in what 1998 remake?
Answer: The Parent Trap
- In which sitcom are "pennyisafreeloader" and "pennygetyourownwifi" used as passwords for the main characters' Wi-Fi?
Answer: The Big Bang Theory
- Buckets, Too Tall, and Dazzle are some of the names listed on the roster of what internationally famous basketball team with over 27,000 wins?
Answer: Harlem Globetrotters
- The namesake of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, what Italian artist painted scenes from the Book of Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican?
- There's a strange conspiracy theory that which Colorado city's airport, the third busiest airport in the country, stands above an underground city which serves as a headquarters of the New World Order?
- Sporting abundant hair and a love of happy trees, what was the first and last name of the guy who hosted the PBS television program "The Joy of Painting?"
Answer: Bob Ross
- The Proverbs 17:22 passage "a merrie heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones" led to the popular idiom that "______ is the best medicine." What word fills in the blank? In fact, this idiom has been validated by scientific researchers that indicate painful experiences may indeed be lessened with this "treatment."
- Named after a 1950 blues song by Muddy Waters and a 1965 Bob Dylan hit, what magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" includes these top three selections: Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles?
Answer: Rolling Stone
- The Chicago Bears are oft referred to as the "Monsters of the Midway" with the Midway referring to the location of the first ever Ferris Wheel constructed during the 1893 edition of what event?
Answer: World's Fair
- In the world of hilariously misheard song lyrics, the mind-numbing "It's gonna be May" comes from which â€˜90s boy band that originally featured Justin Timberlake?
- Red, Chuck, and Bomb are the three protagonists of what smartphone-app-turned-movie that earned over $100 million at the box office in 2016?
Answer: Angry Birds
- In 2012, Felix Baumgartner set a soon-to-be-broken world record for highest skydive on record and during the jump became the first person to break the sound barrier while not in a vehicle. What is the name of the "winged" brand that sponsored the stunt?
Answer: Red Bull
- And you thought they were just annoying little birds that pooped in public parks! But no, one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite hobbies was racing what type of bird that lends its name to a famous forge in East Tennessee?
- The question stinks! I'll give you some chemical elements in order, and you add their chemical symbols together to spell the five-letter answer. Iron + Carbon + Aluminum = A type of matter
- Acclaimed children's author and illustrator Eric Carle is known for his unique illustration style with splotchy, bright colors. His most famous book is about what ravenous type of insect?
- Cola, cherry, licorice, apricot, and cardamom are five of the 23 flavors famously advertised to be present in every can of what drink?
Answer: Dr Pepper
- First appearing in the children's book "Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys", what is the most famous character created by H. A. and Margaret Rey?
Answer: Curious George
- In the United States, the parties thrown prior to a wedding in honor of the bride and groom are called a bachelor and bachelorette party respectively. In the U.K. the groom's party is named after stags or bucks while the bride's party is named after what animal?
- You don't have to be Hercule Poirot to figure it out: Paris to Istanbul was the original route for what elegant train line that made its way into the titles of thrillers by Agatha Christie and Graham Greene?
Answer: Orient Express
- During its development, the short-range wireless tech got a placeholder name inspired by a 10th-century Danish king with discolored chompers. When it was ready to be launched, marketing couldn't come up with anything better. What did they call the tech when it was released in 1998?
- What sophomoric card game's rules begin "The deck is divided evenly among the players, giving each a down stack. In unison, each player reveals the top card of their deck...this is a "battle" and the player with the higher card takes both of the cards played and moves them to their stack. Aces are high, and suits are ignored."
- What photographic term was first used (or at least, the first recorded use in print) when Nathan Hope posted an image of his injured face online in 2002?
- Talk about a reformer! What "P" word is the last name of 20th century German physical trainer Joseph, who invented (and named after himself!) a type of mind-body exercise that requires core stability?
- What musical instrument, whose most famous players include Stevie Nicks and Davy Jones, consists of a circular wooden frame adorned with metal jingles that are officially called "zills"?
- The 2.0 version of the Android operating system was nicknamed "Eclair" and the 2.3 version was nicknamed "Gingerbread." In between was the five-letter name of a cold dessert which exploded in popularity in the 2000s with self-serve toppings. What dessert is this?
- Where do we go? Where do we go now? Where do we go? Ooh, oh, where do we go? No that's not the question. The real question: Guns N' Roses clearly have a thing for apostrophes as their only #1 single is what tot-titled ballad?
Answer: Sweet Child O' Mine
- Maybe to lure your deep-pocketed pharmacist, Lexus and Mazda respectively make a luxury crossover and sports car that share what two-letter model name?
- What famously persevering inventor famously said the following? "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Answer: Thomas Edison
- In 2016, General Mills did an election-style promotion for its Monster Cereals, inviting people to vote for Boo Berry, Frankenberry, or what enumerative eventual winner?
Answer: Count Chocula
- Silly British English. When it comes to currency, they use the term pounds. So, when it comes to bodily weight, they use what metric which equals 14 pounds?
- Brown Eyed L.A. Woman and "Light My Moondance" are mash-ups of classic rock song titles featuring vocals by two very different dudes that share what M-word surname?
- What is the name of the German board game, invented in the 1990s, where players compete to settle, build, and connect cities on an island game board comprised of hexagonal tiles?
- The most successful pinball machine of all time has sold over 20,000 units since its early 1990s release. Like many pinball machines, its theme was based off a pop cultural phenomenon and contains objectives such as "The Mansion," "Graveyard," "THING," and "Fester's Tunnel Hit." What piece of pop culture is this machine designed around?
Answer: The Addams Family
- Three countries border the Southeastern African nation of Malawi. All three share a few common letters, including A, I, and what other letter (worth 10 points in Scrabble) that is shared by all three of these neighbors?
- When you look at the alphabetized list of the seven dwarfs from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleepy is listed sixth. Which dwarf is seventh on the list?
- Nora Ephron's notable AOL usage led to the title of what 1998 rom-com in which "Shopgirl" played by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks' "NY152" move their chat room relationship to IRL?
Answer: You've Got Mail
- What ABBA song was a No. 1 hit in more than a dozen countries in 1977 and was performed at the 1976 wedding reception of King Carl XVI Gustaf's and Queen Silvia Sommerlath?
Answer: Dancing Queen
- Gulliver never traveled to a place called GeoCities, but a race of brutes in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" did inspire the name of what exclamatory web services provider?
- I wrote this question right after I woke up: What is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt?"
- Keeping you from sweating in your khakis, auto insurance that covers the difference between compensation for a total loss and the amount owed on financing shares its name with what clothing store?
- Lizzie, Henry, Homer, and Harry were the four original characters on the playing surface of what hard-to-swallow Milton Bradley-Hasbro tabletop game?
Answer: Hungry Hungry Hippos
- Using sugar, a marble block, a brick oven, a copper kettle and a rolling pin, what chewy candy was invented in 1922 by Hans Riegel, the German founder of the confectionery company HARIBO?
Answer: Gummy bears
- You can check out the glittery Stardust and Hard Rock Casino guitar signs at a Las Vegas museum named for what chemical element with the atomic number 10?
- Eating a bucket of KFC will make you just as sleepy as a big ol' helping of Thanksgiving turkey, since most poultry contains about the same amount of what T-word amino acid?
- What name is shared by a sci-fi video game franchise, a Beyonce song, and the tiara worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day?
- Whamageddon is a challenge with competitors trying to make it through the holiday season without hearing what Wham Christmas song?
Answer: Last Christmas
- Hey, this isn't about optometry at all! "I just want you to know who I am" gets whined repeatedly at the end of "Iris," a '90s hit by what childish alt rock band?
Answer: Goo Goo Dolls
- If a tourist's poo turns a bit red during a visit to Ukraine, they might have been eating what beet-based soup they call their national dish?
- Skate your caboose over here, yankee skipper. Let's split the check on a halibut and herring meal. Those sentences are full of loan words from what windmill-friendly European language?
- How many syllables are in the word "Wednesday?"
- What type of bird is the subject of a discussion between King Arthur and the bridge-keeper in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail?" Both African and European varieties of the bird were mentioned repeatedly. The bird shares its name with a physical act performed in part by the medulla oblongata in humans.
- In the 2005 remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp, the clandestine candy creator's father worked in what occupation? Hint: some may call the occupation ironic, some may call it coincidental.
- What was the name of the 1990s fad, generically known as milk caps, which involved the players taking turns hitting a stack of pieces with their "slammers"?
- What founder of the Roc Nation entertainment company once famously said the following? "I'm not a businessman; I'm a business, man."
Answer: Jay Z
- In the 1980s game show "Press Your Luck" what "W" word signified a villainous character that reset a contestant's score to zero?
- Dave Chappelle lives in the city of Yellow Springs, about which he has been quoted saying: "Turns out you don't need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you. You guys are the best neighbors ever. That's why I came back and that's why I'm staying." In what Midwestern state is Yellow Springs located?
- A leafy vegetable native to the Mediterranean along with other cabbage species began appearing in northern Europe during the 5th century and a few hundred years later became closely associated with a major European city on the river Senne. Today, their name continues to reference that city. What is this vegetable?
Answer: Brussels Sprouts
- Monopoly, Bop It, Ouija, and Trivial Pursuit are some of the games Hasbro picked up in their 1991 acquisition of what brothers' gaming company?
- Meet me at the Mollusk, it's goin' down. So rapped Yung Joc, maybe about what kind of cephalopod you might order as Tako in a sushi restaurant?
- Steve Jobs was famous for his black turtleneck, blue jeans, and what brand of sneakers?
Answer: New Balance
- According to the National Center for Health Statistics which month saw the most births in the U.S. in 2021? (Hint: It has 31 days)
- Baby waffle face mashie sounds like a Dick Tracy villain, but it's a semi-valuable vintage golf club by what S-word sporting good maker?
- Which Netflix reality TV show follows the explosive lives of the glamorous real estate agents working at The Oppenheim Group in California? We're looking for a TWO-word answer here.
Answer: Selling Sunset
- Time spent socializing and enjoying beverages after a long day on the slopes is frequently referred to by what hyphenated French term?
- What is the most common last name in the United States that starts with the letter "W?"
- What is the fishy name of the doomed boat on the TV show Gilligan's Island? A second and even third version of this boat were built for made-for-TV specials that aired in 1978 and 1979.
Answer: SS Minnow
- A staple of baking known for its malleability and thickness, what almond-based confection is commonly used in decorative cake competitions to create figurines or other complex designs?
- Two letters are tied for being the most valuable (10 points each) in a typical game of English-language Scrabble. Name BOTH of them.
Answer: Q and Z
- Take a South American country's name. Drop one letter. You're left with the name of a "Law and Order: SVU" detective. Name the country or the detective.
Answer: Bolivia or Olivia
- Which snack is named after a title held by British statesman John Montagu, who is said to have invented this snack in order to avoid having to leave the gambling table?
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