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Who defeated Rafael Nadal at the 2016 men's singles U.S. Open tournament?

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Answer: Lucas Pouille
Rafael Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Open Champions to French international, Lucas Pouille. The competition was organized at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the City of New York.

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On the show "Seinfeld", what was Kramer's first name?

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Answer: Cosmo
Michael Richards played the fictional character, Cosmo Kramer, on the American television sitcom Seinfeld.

VeryHard

On what day do Orthodox Christians celebrate Jesus' birthday and thus Christmas?

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Answer: January 7th
"Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7."

Easy

Which 19th century classical composer suffered from mental issues so severe that it is said he held his head with his chin while conducting in fear that it might fall off?

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Answer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Despite being a musical genius Pyotr Tchaikovsky had his mental issues. For instance, he was a hypochondriac who actually held his head with his chin while conducting after once imagining that it may actually fall off!

Easy

Which of the following are not types of tennis court?

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Answer: Soft Courts
Soft courts are not a type of tennis court. The rest are all types of playing grounds/surfaces that the game of tennis can be played on.

Easy

"Leon" was the motion-picture debut of which one of its stars?

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Answer: Natalie Portman
"Leon" was the first movie of Natalie Portman, who later became a major star and first 1980's-born person to win an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Which two books of the Bible talk about the Nativity?

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Answer: Luke and Matthew
It is the Gospels of Matthew and Luke that primarily deal with the Nativity.


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Where Trivia Comes From

Trivia, the word, comes from the Latin word trivialis. The modern usage of the word is fairly recent, and is the noun form of the word trivial. Trivia, by definition, means small factors or tidbits of information that are usually useless (or trivial) in nature.

Trivia or Fact

The difference between trivia and facts is quite trivial. Generally, trivia is considered to be a type of fact. Facts are statements of truth that can regard any number of broad or specific categories. Trivia, though, is usually considered to be more useless tidbits or facts that you don't really need to know.

So wait, trivia isn't always a question? Not necessarily. Trivia questions are a form of trivia that come in the form of questions, much like a quiz. Trivia questions are much more fun than just reading factoids. It gives the reader a chance to test their knowledge of useless facts, sometimes with a range of multiple choice options.



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