We all have a wealth of practically useless information that we trot out at parties, pub quizzes, and yell at the television when we watch Jeopardy! or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? While few of us will ever make money off of our vast knowledge of the trivial, it is still fun to collect the information and learn things simply because they intrigue you.
After all, finding out about novel and unusual things keeps this interesting. Life would get boring if we all focused solely on our professions. Everyone knows an accountant who knows just as much history as the average history teacher or the nurse who is secretly an expert on the works of Shakespeare.
Do you always win your local bar's trivia night? Could you be a Jeopardy! champion in the future? Are you fluent in Klingon? Have you ever gotten sucked into an online list of random or useless facts? If so, you're going to love this quiz. This quiz will test your knowledge of plants, pop culture and things that we see every day but don't often think about. Will you prove to your friends that you are the king or queen of trivia, or will you discover that you have more to learn? There's only one way to find out!
The basketball court is located on The Supreme Court Building's fifth flour. The room was originally meant for storage. Some time in the 1940, it was used as a makeshift tennis court , which eventually became a basketball court.
On March 15, 1820, Maine became the 23rd state. The state has 3,500 miles of coastline and 17 million acres of forest.
Since 1992, it has been illegal to sell or import chewing gum in Singapore. In 2004, the law was modified to allow pharmacists and dentists to sell gum for therapeutic purposes.
Octothorpe was coined in 1971. The "octo-" comes from the eight points on the symbol's circumference.
Kangaroos are herbivores that live mainly in Australia's deserts and grasslands. In the wild, kangaroos live an average of six years.
Hyperion is 369 feet tall. The redwood is located in California. However, its exact location has not been released to the general public to prevent visitors from damaging the tree.
Barbie is the only doll with a full name. Ken's name is Kenneth Carson. The two met on the set of a 1961 TV commercial.
CBS owned the first American compact disc pressing plant. On Sept. 21, 1984, it opened in Terre Haute, Indiana.
In 1981, Jumpman made his first appearance in "Donkey Kong." The following year, the character appeared in "Donkey Kong Junior" as Mario.
A 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum was scanned at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio. It was June 26, 1974.
In 1950, "If I Ran the Zoo" was published. It tells the story of Gerald McGrew, who wants to change the zoo.
In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty was signed. It is formerly known as Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
Forks were not commonly used in the American colonies at the beginning of the 17th Century. However, they became common by the 1850s.
Brain freeze is also called a cold-stimulus headache. They occur when someone consumes a cold beverage or food quickly. The prevailing theory is that the cold substance touches the roof of the mouth and causes small blood vessels in that area to rapidly dilate.
In 1930, Ruth Graves Wakefield accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie. She ran out of baker's chocolate and substituted a block of chocolate given to her by Andrew Nestle. Her recipe is now printed on Nestle's bags of chocolate chips.
On top of serving the regular fare, the world's largest McDonald's gives customers the chance to customize pizza, pasta, waffles and omelets. The building is three stories and 19,000 square feet.
While Baskin-Robbins' slogan says 31 flavors, the company has introduced more than 1,000 flavors since 1945. The company has over 7,700 stores in over 50 countries.
From the base of the pedestal to the tip of the torch, the Statue of Liberty is 305 feet and 6 inches. From her heel to the top of her head, the statue is 111 feet and 6 inches.
Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, created the Poison Garden in Alnwick, England. The are approximately 100 plants currently in the Poison Garden.
Cap'n Crunch debuted in 1963. His shipped is called the S.S. Guppy.
Nestle Japan has sold more than 300 flavors of Kit Kats in Japan. The name of the candy is similar to the Japanese phrase "kitto katsu," which roughly translates as "you will surely win."
Kylie's last name is Jenner. She is the daughter of Caitlyn and Kris Jenner.
J.K. Simmons won an Academy Award for his performance in "Whiplash." He is also known for playing Dr. Emil Skoda on "Law & Order."
In the 14th century, title began to be used to describe the dot over a "j" or an "I." It is derived from the Medieval Latin "titulus."
Johnny Cash's version of "A Boy Named Sue" was released on July 26, 1969. Shel Silverstein also recorded a version that is featured on his album "Boy Named Sue (and His Other Country Songs).
Pando is also known as The Trembling Giant. It spans 107 acres. It is a clonal colony of the quaking aspen.
Ireland first participated in the Eurovision song contest in 1965. The country won in 1970, 1993, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1994 and 1996.
Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984. He founded the Invictus Games in 2014. During the Invictus Games, wounded armed services personnel and veterans compete in various sports.
The primary colors are yellow red and blue. If you mix a primary color with a secondary color, you get a tertiary color.
The Jacksonville Jaguars is the fourth team never to have been in a Super Bowl. The teams that have been to the Super Bowl, but never won are the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, and Tennessee Vikings.
John Lloyd Wright was Frank Lloyd Wright's second son. John Lloyd Wright invented Lincoln Logs in 1916.
Dr. Pepper was first sold in 1885. It was created in Waco, Texas and available at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store.
Death Valley reached the hottest temperature ever recorded on July 10, 1913. The temperature was a record 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cernan flew on Apollo 17. On Dec. 11, 1972, he walked on the moon.
The Ural Mountains are over 2,000 miles long. Mount Narodnaya is the highest peak in the mountain range.