If you haven’t heard, the hottest way to waste time on your phone is the HQ Trivia game show. A couple of times a day (usually 2:00 and 8:00) boot up the HQ app on your Android or Apple phone and you’ll have the chance to play along with hundreds of thousands of other contestants. Answer 12 questions correctly and you’ll win a share of the pot. It’s harder than it seems. My best game got me to level eight.
I should probably study up with some trivia books. If you want some of that sweet prize money, you should too.
The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever
Which animal has four knees? Which famous candy bar is named for a U.S. president’s daughter? Brimming with answers to popular questions like these, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever arms you with the knowledge you need to annihilate your bar trivia competition. This must-have guide features hundreds of facts, covering everything from sports and pop culture to history and science, so that you’re always ready to deliver the ultimate trivia smackdown.
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Sorry, Wrong Answer
Where were Venetian blinds invented? What color is the black box on a commercial airplane? Where did India ink originate? Most of us know more than we think we know. We also think we know more than we actually do-because some of what we think we know simply ain’t so. We all harbor misconceptions that are accepted not only because they are popular but also because they make sense. It makes sense to believe, for example, that German chocolate originated in Germany rather than the truth – that German chocolate is so named because it was created by Sam German. It seems logical to believe that Mercury is the hottest planet because of its proximity to the sun, or that buttermilk contains butter, that Danish pastry is from Denmark, and that the boat race America’s Cup was named after the United States of America. In Sorry, Wrong Answer, Rod Evans takes readers on a tour of misleading trivia, debunking commonly held assumptions and sharing surprising “right” answers.
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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac
For a change, the all-time Jeopardy champ gets to ask the questions giving you the chance to test your trivia mettle. In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.
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