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Easy

Diamonds are made up almost entirely of what element?

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Answer: Carbon
Scientists speculate that diamonds originated from carbon dioxide atoms 100 miles below the Earth's surface more than a billion years ago.

VeryHard

Tomatoes originated from which continent?

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Answer: South America
Tomatoes actually originated in South America, with its name being derived from the language of the Aztecs.

Easy

What was the first item Brooks shows to Andy on his first day at the library in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: National Geographic magazine
On his first tour of the library, Brooks shows Andy the National Geographic magazine.

Easy

Who is the famous director of "the Godfather"?

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Answer: Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola, a native of Detroit, directed "the Godfather".

Hard

Who was the first tennis player to complete a "Grand Slam" in the history of the sport?

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Answer: Don Budge
In the year 1938, ex-American male tennis player Don Budge became the first player in the sport's history to successfully complete a Grand Slam. He won the men's singles of the U.S. Championship two times that year, and he also won the French and Wimbledon Championships as well.

Easy

Which character served as a Quidditch commentator?

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Answer: Lee Jordan
Lee Jordan was a the commentator who called many Quidditch matches during the 1990's.

Easy

What is the name of the highest mountain on Earth?

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Answer: Mount Everest
Mount Everest has a height of 29,029 ft. It is located in China and Nepal.

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In what year was the original "Jurassic Park" film released?

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Answer: 1993
Jurassic Park was filmed on Kauai, the smallest island of the four major Hawaiian Islands.


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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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