I'm writing a trivia game for a birthday party. What are events from the 1950s through today that 60 yr olds would have a good grasp of that I would miss out on just by scanning through wikipedia? [more inside]
posted by troika
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I've been watching Archer recently, and they had an episode with the super cliched "which wire to cut" scene. This made me wonder, is there any actual real world precedent for cutting a single wire to defuse a bomb (with every other wire resulting in death), or is this entirely a fictional scenario?
posted by codacorolla
on Nov 13, 2013 -
My husband and I used to LOVE playing Buzz Quiz World on PS3 against random folks online. This was a few years ago before we had kids. Recently, we tried to resurrect the fun, only to find no one else playing online. Upon doing a little research, we see that they're shutting down the Buzz Quiz World servers completely!
My question is this: Does anyone have an online multiplayer "couch-to-couch" quiz or trivia game they love? Does anyone even know of a single one that exists anymore? I just read through a comprehensive list of all games expected to come out on the PS4, and... NOTHING.
Am I just an old, old lady? Buzz Quiz World was so much fun...
posted by nationalj
on Oct 18, 2013 -
As a creative outlet, I have started writing up "True Music Facts" to write to a friend once a week. (I turned one of them about the Steve Miller Band into a post on the blue
last week.) My supply is running out much more quickly than I imagined, because I want the fact to be a fun story. So, a TMF isn't something like "the Beatles had the most number 1 hits" or "Boston's debut album sold X million copies." It's more like the story of the Beatles' "Butcher Cover"
or Jethro Tull's odd Grammy win
for best hard rock/heavy metal performance, or the etymology of a strange band name like Three Dog Night
or a song like Cracklin' Rosie
So I ask of you: what are your favorite "True Music Facts?"
posted by AgentRocket
on Sep 19, 2013 -
Are there any albums which have had every single song included on a movie soundtrack? [more inside]
posted by empath
on Aug 14, 2013 -
Why are large-format wine bottles predominantly named after biblical figures (e.g. this reasonably comprehensive Wikipedia page
)? The answer is not easily forthcoming on either the internet (although Google has
been asked "why do wine bottles have biblical names?" before) or in my collection of food-studies books. Any ideas?
posted by scrim
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Ten years or so ago, I played (the predecessor to) this now defunct quiz
. Basically, there was a list of questions each week. You answered as many as you could and emailed in your answers with explanations/justifications (plus an entry fee of a question for a future quiz). Is there something similar out there now? [more inside]
posted by hoyland
on Nov 24, 2012 -
21-year-old college junior seeks career and coming out advice! Lots of details inside... [more inside]
posted by DRoll
on Nov 23, 2012 -
I'm in charge of hosting a trivia & talent show night for a fundraiser. Need your advice and a few recommendations... [more inside]
posted by lizbunny
on Oct 31, 2012 -
I have to host a trivia quiz for friends in a couple of weeks. What rounds should it have? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Jul 30, 2012 -
I'm memorizing all of the world capitals. What other flash-cardable things would be useful/impressive to memorize? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Apr 16, 2012 -
So in a week I'm starting a gig writing questions for a tv quiz show! Where are your favourite online (or offline!) repositories or trivia and amazing facts? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder
on Feb 24, 2012 -
I need a question that prompts extended conversation. There should be no actual answer to the question. It should probably be about music. [more inside]
posted by donpardo
on Feb 7, 2012 -
i'm looking for a music trivia game that has been out of production for at least five years... [more inside]
posted by hilaritas
on Dec 24, 2011 -
My cups of tea teach me things. Can the carpets, or the plates, or the cushions? [more inside]
posted by Fen
on Dec 21, 2011 -
Where's the best place online to gather simple reference lists and charts to transfer to my Kindle 2, likely as PDFs or monospaced text? Stuff like US presidents and World Series winners, with enough basic info on each line to fit the screen's width. Is there a site that specifically has stuff like this for the Kindle? Google searches for "Kindle reference "and "Kindle lists" don't really help. Thanks.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Aug 3, 2011 -
How many more blood donations would it take in the United States per year to end blood shortages? [more inside]
posted by effugas
on Jun 23, 2011 -
My Meetup group has grown too large for our regular trivia night. Help me brainstorm ideas for a group of 10-15 people (sometimes more, sometimes less) to play trivia, drink beer, and socialize. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on May 26, 2011 -
It's a trivia call to arms! I've been tasked (last minute) with hosting a 1-hour World of Warcraft trivia session. [more inside]
posted by Wossname
on Mar 24, 2011 -
Please give me your favourite trivia questions that really make you think and scratch your head. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Mar 14, 2011 -
I have about a 40 minute commute by public transit everyday and I would like to find some apps for my new Android phone to help me pass the time. Specifically, I'm looking for good trivia apps. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Mar 10, 2011 -
What are the historical dates you are always glad you remember? Are there any well-recognized, history book dates that help you pin your sense of history together more than other dates do? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Mar 3, 2011 -
What is the best place for me to play bar trivia in Chicago tonight? I can find places through Google but I want to hear about the one that you think is the best and most fun.
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Mar 1, 2011 -
I am crazy good at taking tests. How can I make some side money from this skill? Nothing illegal like taking tests for other people, obviously. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 9, 2010 -
What was the first instance of two characters on a TV show sending or receiving a text message on TV? [more inside]
posted by TsuKata
on Aug 24, 2010 -
I write a brief column that answers a fun bit of trivia or reference type question. I've had a column come up at the last minute, and I'm stuck for ideas! [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Aug 5, 2010 -
Name a movie (fictional, so no documentaries or historical retellings) that gave you some factual insight into the world. [more inside]
posted by soelo
on May 21, 2010 -
[SF Trivia Filter]: Does anyone know anything about (or have you ever seen) the cheerleading man who can sometimes be found outside an apartment building on the NW-ish side of Market, up where it's about to turn into Portola? When I used to live up near Tower Market, I would see him once a week or so, standing on the sidewalk wearing headphones and doing cheers. I only know one other person who's ever seen him and I'm just curious what his story is (if there even is one. He may just be happy to be alive!)
posted by hapax_legomenon
on Apr 2, 2010 -
Plateofbeaning Dark Corners the movie? Oddities, trivia and overanalysis for your amusement. Spoilers inside, I'm sure. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus
on Oct 24, 2009 -
hi guys...this question is pretty random but hoping to get some good ideas... i'm planning on hosting a trivia night for 15-20 friends, and im trying to think of cool way to format the competition. i'd like to split up teams but i'm not sure if i should do small teams of large ones, tournament style or not, family fued type, or some other game show.... rather than doing same ole ask everyone and wait for answers i'd like to mix it up a bit. i was thinking maybe a seeding round than seperating teams into brackets like march madness. any suggestions? i appreciate it...
posted by matt755811
on Oct 15, 2009 -
By 1989 the boombox had established a fairly stable place in the pantheon of pop culture cinema, with the releases of both Do the Right Thing
and Say Anything
. Can you remember seeing (and hearing!) the machine in earlier films? I'm especially interested to learn its earliest appearances.
posted by billtron
on Sep 26, 2009 -
There was a player in the NBA who played in the same game for both teams, I think due to the final minutes needing to be replayed on a different date and a trade happening in the meantime. I can't think of the name of the player or teams, and my Google-fu doesn't seem up to the task. Can anybody help?
posted by chmmr
on Aug 28, 2009 -
Awesome trivial question: How many official state languages are there in the Western Hemisphere? Give yourself a moment to think about this before you read my first guess on the inside. [more inside]
posted by math
on Jul 28, 2009 -
Trying to remember a carbonated ginseng beverage sold between 1988 and 1994 at Whole Foods in Austin (and eventually sold at the incredibly fancy flagship HEB). I seem to recall that it came in a purple can and tasted vaguely like dirt. I haven't seen it since and it's driving me crazy that I can't remember what it was called. And no, it was not Ginseng Up.
posted by crush-onastick
on Jun 19, 2009 -
What do you think makes a really fun trivia/quiz game? If you were hosting an at-home trivia party how would you go about it? I need resources for making this a good time for about twenty people.
posted by pipti
on May 20, 2009 -
Star Wars Filter: Does the Emperor not foreseeing that Darth Vader would kill him mean that all Jedi have lost this force ability and that midichlorians leave the body after death and have evolved as they drifted with innumerable species by finding an athletic host who would benefit from incredible power?
posted by parmanparman
on Mar 23, 2009 -
I've been asked to take over a small games/trivia section in our department newsletter. Asking for ideas and a copyright question inside! [more inside]
posted by amarynth
on Feb 13, 2009 -