50 Assorted Trivia Facts to Win Trivia Night With

(Last Updated On: January 15, 2021)

It’s been a while since we listed some assorted and mostly disconnected facts with which you can either confuse, weird out, or impress random strangers with. So here’s another list of assorted trivia facts you can either use to be a weirdo or win at trivia nights with. Just keep in mind that neither label is mutually exclusive and you very much can be a weirdo who also wins trivia nights.

50 Assorted Trivia Facts to Win Trivia Night With

1. Snow is translucent, not white. 

2. Chionophobia is the extreme dislike or fear of snow. Maybe because it’s starting to invert our understanding of colors or something.

3. Turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. It should keep you fit whenever the holidays roll around. 

4. Benjamin Franklin never proposed the turkey as a symbol for America, must have been because he couldn’t run 25 miles per hour. 

5. The postal code for letters to Santa sent in Canada is H0H 0H0. You’ve got all year to plan out your Christmas list too. Go ahead and mail it to Santa, or something. 

6. The demand for ‘Star Wars’ toys was so great when the movie first came out that Kenner had to sell ‘coming soon’ vouchers instead. Those tickets alone probably have some amount of value too. 

7. The English word with the most definitions is ‘set.’ Really setting the standard with a large set of definitions-

8. Superman didn’t fly when he was first introduced in 1938. We also didn’t fly when we were first introduced, so we have something in common with Superman. 

9. Alaskan wood frogs can hold their pee for 8 months. Think about how much time you’d save if you only had to pee once every 8 months. Unless the price was just peeing for a solid like month nonstop afterwards.

10. Fresh Christmas trees can harbor over 20,000 insects. Throw it out already. 

11. Earth is closest to the sun in January, so we’ll just blame the Sun on everything that’s happened in January 2021. 

12. More than 80% of the ocean remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored.

Further Reading: How Deep Is The Ocean? What Lives in the Ocean Deep?

13. Spider silk is five times stronger than steel. You’d have to scale it up though, it’s not like the cobweb on your porch can beat your car in a fight. 

14. Garter snakes are venomous. Long thought to be nonvenomous, garter snakes do produce a mild neurotoxic venom that is harmless to humans. Honestly, at that point why do we even care? Your neurotoxin sucks.

15. Female lions do 90% of the hunting because how else are the males supposed to maintain those luscious manes? 

16. Babe Ruth was just 26 when he broke baseball’s career home run record.

17. Oh also, he set the record with his 139th homer on July 18th, 1921, and finished his career with 714 home runs. 

18. Richard Nixon’s favorite breakfast food was cottage cheese served with ketchup. Which is somehow not the worst part of his presidency.

19. Spitting cobras can propel their venom over 8 feet, and with incredible accuracy.

20. The Joker was meant to be killed off in his first appearance. Jokes on whoever didn’t want to keep writing him, we guess. 

21. Thomas Jefferson is believed to be the person responsible for bringing french fries to the US. Which goes better with ketchup than cottage cheese. 

22. The name Narwhal comes from Old Norse and means ‘corpse whale.’ 

23. Narwhals are named the way they are because their skin color resembles that of a drowned sailor. Imagine being known for looking like a dead person instead of your killer tusk.

24. The United Nations provides vaccinations to nearly 50% of the world’s children. Also get your vaccine. 

25. Turkey was not on the menu at the first Thanksgiving celebration. Probably because they run 25 miles per hour. 

26. Venison was there instead of turkey, though. Why didn’t we keep that tradition? Turkey’s dry. 

27. Horned lizards can shoot blood out of their eyes. 

28. There are only fifteen minutes of dinosaur footage in the film Jurassic Park. What a rip off. 

29. And then when we do see the dinosaurs, there’s a frame where the raptor just… up and disappears

30. The ten tallest mountain peaks in the United States are all in Alaska. 

31. In early drafts of Star Wars, R2-D2 spoke English.

32. Ravens are capable of imitating human speech. 

Further Reading: What’s the Difference Between a Crow and a Raven?

33. Granny Smith apples are named for a real person. But is anyone really surprised that there was once a grandmother whose last name was “Smith” at at least one point in all of human history? 

34. The internet travels from continent to continent primarily via a network of underwater cables. Do not cut. 

35. The name Wario literally means ‘bad Mario.’ Not sure what you were expecting. 

36. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, renamed itself after the radio game show as a publicity stunt. 

37. For one month in 2010, the city of Topeka, Kansas renamed itself Google. Yes. It’s weird. Imagine changing your name to your significant other’s for a month because you wanted their internet. 

38. No really; Topeka, Kansas changed their name because they wanted Google Fiber.

39. St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota, was originally called Pig’s Eye, after a local criminal who was the first to live there. 

40. Stonehenge is arranged to align with the sunset on winter solstice 

41. It’s aligned for sunrise during the summer solstice. 

42. The Bible never explicitly states that there were three wise men who visited the baby Jesus. Spicy.

43. Decapitated rattlesnakes still retain the ability to bite and spread their venom. Maybe because they’re angry they got decapitated. 

44. Nigel Richards is a French Scrabble champion. He does not know French. 

Nigel Richards, seen here at a Scrabble tournament.

45. A bolt of lightning is four times hotter than the surface of the Sun.

46. Apples, pears, peaches, and a whole bunch of other fruits are all members of the rose family.

47. Swiss chard isn’t native to Switzerland

48. Polar bears have black skin underneath their fur.

49. The average distance between asteroids in our asteroid belt is 600,000 miles. Lonely.

50. In early and middle English, ‘you’ was exclusively a plural pronoun. Guess we got too lonely. 

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