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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Trivia Day: Amaze (and annoy) friends with totally useless trivia

Do you know what day it is? If you are one of those people who love to rattle off little known facts, or if Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit are your favorite games of all times, today may just be your lucky day.

Jan. 4 is National Trivia Day, although you probably knew that already! While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, being able to recall and recant interesting (irrelevant) tidbits of trivia can be fun (or annoying).

Now you can totally amaze and annoy your friends with the following fascinating, and totally useless, trivia.

Did you know?

  • Did you know a capon is a castrated rooster or a woodpecker can peck twenty times per second?

  • Did you know a crocodile can’t stick out its tongue?

  • What dog holds the title for longest wave ever surfed by a dog in open water?

  • Do you know what the little dot over the letter “i” is called? It’s called a tittle.

  • Who invented the electric chair? A dentist!

  • Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals.

  • John Wilkes Booth’s brother saved Abraham Lincoln’s son.

  • Just how big is the World's Largest Sock?

  • What movie included the famous line, “We’re going to need a bigger boat?”

  • What movie included the famous line, “ I’ll have what she’s having?”

  • Who is the World's Tallest Man?

  • Did you know that no network footage of Super Bowl I exists? Someone taped over it!

  • Besides National Trivia Day, what other special holiday is observed on January 4?

How to Celebrate National Trivia Day

  • In honor of this holiday, why not send an email to all your friends and co-workers wishing them a happy National Trivia Day and include a few interesting (useless) pieces of trivia?

  • Gather up the family and get your game on with a good game of Trivial Pursuit or Wits & Wagers?

  • Create your very own personalized Jeopardy game!

  • Create your own Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader PowerPoint presentation to use with your class or family.

  • Watch Dumb & Dumber.

  • Impress all your co-workers with a brand new Word of the Day from Urban Dictionary.

  • Check out Crazy Trivia for Addicts for even more useless facts!

Happy National Trivia Day! Today is also National Spaghetti Day!


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