National Trivia Day:
Why Trivia is so popular is not hard to see. As human beings, these two traits are inherently social, competitive, and perfectly balanced with Trivia. So mark your calendars for January 4th- National Trivia Day, if you’re a person that wants to wow other people with random facts or you enjoy learning something new.
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Why National Trivia Day?
The National trivia Day is to celebrate all things factual. Facts that not many know but are essential and seamlessly interesting. It’s not related to any religion or faith; it doesn’t even have a rich background. It’s just a fun day to spend time with the people you love, have a conversation about something knowledgeable, and make new friends. Every year, on this holiday, the collector recognizes his brains’ breakaways unrelated, meaningless information, facts, history, and quotes. They are the ones who usually deliver these amazing stories when friends and family do not expect them. Want to be one of those geniuses? Well, join the club! By way of this fun little holiday, so much information is delivered to us about our history, culture, and origins in small, consumable pieces. There’s not one good reason not to participate in this day.
How can we Celebrate National Trivia Day:
Trivia Day can be a fun way to break the encyclopedia and spend some family time together at the dinner table and share little-known fascinating facts when you don’t own a Home trivia game. You may share National Trivia Day with mates, but you may want to keep clear from competitive types! You may even go to a pub contest or a trivia evening in your neighbourhood. Many facilities organize weekly quiz nights, and that can be enjoyable. You will not only have the chance to test your skills against others, but you will also have significant interaction with friends and meet new people.
You could organize your own Quiz night on National Trivia Day. Get your loved ones out and enjoy crowning the Champion’s Title! Today it’s easy to arrange a quiz, as good questions online are available. The key is to ensure a good variety of questions are answered. Cover a variety of genres and ensure that you often cover various periods. It may be tempting to include issues related to the last decade if you are young yourself. However, the questions must cover a variety of periods. Make sure, too, that everyone can enjoy plenty of snacks and beverages!
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Interesting facts about National Trivia Day:
- The first book of Trivia, Trivialities: Bits of Information by Logan Pearsall, was the first-ever book written on Trivia. It included short write-ups about various things and commonplace moments, much like an encyclopedia.
- In 1966, the Great Midwest Trivia contest was first held at Lawrence University. Its first question was, “Who was Superman’s Father?”
- In 1981 the famous board game, Trivial Pursuit was launched, which is still given credit to have popularized a day a whole lot.
- 1988, “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” was published, which had exciting facts and Trivia to read while you’re in the loo.
History of National Trivia Day:
The famous game, Trivial Pursuit is known to spark the idea of National Trivia Day, and this game was loved by people who knew Trivia and were competitive to know who knows more strange things about geography and history. The game was first founded by two men named Chris Haney and Scott Abbott at Montreal, Québec, Canada, in 1979, who had become frustrated when they found that pieces from their Scrabble game had disappeared and got inspired them to create their own game. Trivial Pursuit became a worldwide almost instant hit, and a trivial craze began.
Although it is thought that Trivial Pursuit has been one of the most remarkable turning points in the trivia universe, it is not the first example of Trivia that we know today. In reality, “Take it, or leave it” – a radio program from the 1940s – can be attributed to this. “Take it, or leave it” was one of the most popular game shows in America right before these iconic quiz shows made it to the screens. We talk of Jeopardy, of course! Which came in 1964 for the first time. Simultaneously, quiz nights became a regular feature on campuses in U.S. schools. Pub quizzes then travelled to Britain, where today they are still prevalent.