120 Fun and Totally Random Trivia Questions

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Do you like learning new, random facts that you’ll probably never need to know in your life? Or maybe you’re one of those people who just know a ton of random facts and are looking to test your knowledge of the world.

If either of these sounds like you, then you’ll love our fun-filled list of random trivia questions and answers!

These questions are perfect for passing time at home or on a long car ride. They’re also great conversation starters. I know for a fact that some of you are not going to know when the term ‘selfie’ was created, or who the vice president to JFK was!

Like we said, expect the most random questions to come out of left field and wrack your entire brain. It’s going to be a blast.

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110 Fun and Totally Random Trivia Questions

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Which gemstone gets its name from the Latin word granatus, which means “grain” or “seed,” in this case referring to pomegranate seeds?

Answer: Garnets.

True or False: Germans were the first to brew beer.

Answer: False; the first concrete evidence of barley beer comes from the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria).

In Sesame Street, one of the Count’s love interests is _______, who tallies numbers in descending order.

Answer: Countess von Backwards.

Which major aircraft manufacturer unveiled its lighter, smoother, more turbulent-resistant 787 Dreamliner in 2007?

Answer: Boeing.

What piece on a chess board moves in an L-shape?

Answer: The knight.

From which country do French fries originate? 

Answer: Belgium.

Which fast-food chain is closed on Sundays?

Answer: Chick-fil-A locations across the US are all closed on Sunday, in keeping with founder Truett Cathy’s Christian faith.

How many sides does a stop sign have?

Answer: 8.

What is the color of an emerald?

Answer: Green.

What slang term for a personal-portrait photo was first used by an Australian in an online blog in 2002?

Answer: Selfie.

What is the annual San Diego pop culture event that sells out almost every year?

Answer: Comic-Con.

In Stranger Things, what is the name of the official D&D club at Hawkins High School?

Answer: Hellfire Club.

In The Office, which character has a heart attack during the infamous fire drill?

Answer: Stanley.

Who was the winner of the second season of American Idol?

Answer: Ruben Studdard.

On which Asian wonder were “graffiti zones” designated in 2014, where visitors can leave their marks on plastic screens?

Answer: Great Wall of China (it was done in an effort to keep tourists from defacing the wall itself).

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In 2015, which European city hosted the first Lollapalooza concert outside of the USA–Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, or Budapest?

Answer: Berlin.

In what country would you find Super Nintendo World?

Answer: Japan, and eventually the USA and Singapore (Super Nintendo World is located in Universal Studios Japan; it is under construction at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore, and Universal Orlando Resort).

What 2000s rock band is led by the singer, songwriter, and guitarist Karen O?

Answer: Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

What color dresses do Chinese women traditionally wear on their wedding day?

Answer: Red.

What is the slogan of Folgers Coffee?

Answer: ‘The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup’.

What color apron signifies a Coffee Master at Starbucks, meaning a barista has taken extra courses in coffee knowledge and preparation?

Answer: Black.

Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo are three zodiac signs in which triplicity?

Answer: Fire.

What FOX TV show was Ken Jeong a judge for?

Answer: The Masked Singer.

What German car company had the slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik”?

Answer: Audi. This is translated as “Progress through Technology”.

What former Olympian wrote about a figure-skating piggie in the 2011 book Dream Big, Little Pig?

Answer: Kristi Yamaguchi.

Which grillmaster, whose first name is the same as that of his five sons, published a children’s book in 2005 called Let George Do It?

Answer: George Foreman.

What object is placed on the attorneys’ desks each day the court is in session, bowing to a long-held tradition–a bible, a wing, or a white quill pen?

Answer: A white quill pen.

Which New York newspaper is credited with having started a new fad when it made Sudoku a featured puzzle in April of 2005?

Answer: New York Post.

What innovative Italian fashion house designed a transparent raincoat that turned opaque when it got wet for its 2002 collection?

Answer: Prada.

Tim Tam is a brand of chocolate biscuit originating from what country?

Answer: Australia.

The art of folding objects out of paper to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional subjects is called what?

Answer: Origami.

Which city dominates Italy’s automotive industry?

Answer: Turin.

What is an oenophile an expert in?

Answer: Wine.

Soccer Trivia Questions and Answers

A task that has zero chance of success is known as what?

Answer: A fool’s errand.

How many players are allowed on the soccer field for a team at one time?

Answer: 11 players.

Which founding father is known for his large signature on the United States Declaration of Independence?

Answer: John Hancock.

Which cartoon characters have been formally associated with the International Day of Happiness?

Answer: The Smurfs.

What drink is Starbucks famous for bringing back on a yearly basis during the fall season?

Answer: Pumpkin Spice Latte.

What aerobic Latin dance workout craze launched its own clothing line in 2007?

Answer: Zumba.

Which store, known for its giant furniture warehouses, sold an estimated 150 million Swedish meatballs in 2013?

Answer: IKEA.

What cup size, meaning “thirty” in Italian, was introduced by Starbucks in 2011 for 31-ounce cold beverages?

Answer: Trenta.

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets actually come in four different shapes–what are they?

Answer: Bone, Bell, Boot, and Ball.

Which soccer-themed movie features this plot: Elijah Wood who plays Matt, is forced to go to England to live with his sister. When introduced to her husband, he is also introduced to the world of soccer and more specifically, soccer hooliganism.

Answer: Green Street Hooligans (2005).

Why are Elsa and Anna from Frozen technically not considered Disney princesses?

Answer: Because Elsa becomes a queen in Frozen and Anna becomes a queen in Frozen 2.

What disease used to be called consumption?

Answer: Tuberculosis.

What kids’ snacks, packaged in small boxes with Barnum & Bailey circus graphics, come in 19 different shapes?

Answer: Animal Crackers.

Arachibutyrophobia is the feat of what sticking to the roof of your mouth?

Answer: Peanut butter.

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Which kind of chocolate is healthiest–dark, milk, or white?

Answer: Dark; dark chocolate usually is the least processed, meaning it has the most antioxidant-like flavonoids, which may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

What is the name of the Japanese snack food first sold in 1966 initially described as a “chocolate covered biscuit stick?”

Answer: Pocky.

What is the most expensive item humans have ever created? Hint: It’s out of this world.

Answer: The International Space Station, whose price tag comes in at $100 billion. 

What caused the most severe extinction event in Earth’s history — was it a meteor strike, an earthquake, ice age, or a volcano eruption?

Answer: Volcano eruption. 252 million years ago, an event known as the End-Permian Extinction, or “the Great Dying,” killed 9 out of every 10 living species on Earth, paving way to the existence of dinosaurs.

Which gemstone was so widely used as wards against intoxication or hangovers in ancient times that it’s where they got their name — meaning “not drunk” in ancient Greek?

Answer: Amethysts.

If you were to go on the Bulletproof Coffee Diet, what would you be mixing into your coffee?

Answer: Fat (this type of coffee drink is made with two tablespoons of unsalted butter and one to two tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride oil).

In 2014, Burger King made a Kuro burger for a limited time, which comprised of black cheese made from bamboo charcoal and a black squid ink sauce on a charred black bun. In which country could you have gotten this?

Answer: Japan.

What are the tissues called which connect bones to muscles?

Answer: Tendons.

What do you call a scientist who studies rocks?

Answer: Geologist.

 Name the movie this quote is from: “I’ll hit you so hard you’ll end up in the Ming dynasty!”

AnswerRush Hour 2 (2001).

Name the movie this quote is from: “Raven’s egg! Blood of a hen! A little more blood, yes! Eyeballs of a crocodile! Testicles of a newt!”

AnswerRobin Hood: Men In Tights (1993).

Name the movie this quote is from: “Like I said, we hungry.”

Answer2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).

Name the movie this quote is from: “l’ll have the steak, smothered in onions. A rack of ribs. Pasta with extra garlic. French fries with lots of vinegar and a side of onion rings with lots and lots sauerkraut.”

AnswerWhite Chicks (2004).

What do you call animals that only eat plants?

Answer: Herbivores.

Which body parts continue to grow throughout your entire life?

Answer: Ears and nose.

What color is Snow White’s hair bow?

Answer: Red.

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In which western casino-speckled state, where gambling was legalized in 1931, have lotteries been illegal since 1864?

Answer: Nevada.

Which state banned billboards in 1968, so that their pastoral beauty could be fully appreciated by both residents and tourists?

Answer: Vermont.

Which historic French cabaret, home of the high-kicking cancan, celebrated its 125th birthday in October 2014?

Answer: Moulin Rouge.

Which two Disney princesses wear pants instead of dresses?

Answer: Jasmine and Mulan.

What are all the names of One Direction?

Answer: Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik.

What are all the names of the NSYNC members?

Answer: Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass.

“More bars in more places” was a mid-2000s commercial slogan for what American technology company?

Answer: AT&T.

If you are lucky enough to get a Burger King Crown Card, what do you get?

Answer: It entitles the holder to an endless supply of burgers and fries at any Burger King.

What is the most popular wing flavor at Wingstop?

Answer: Lemon Pepper.

Which vegetable ends up becoming Cinderella’s carriage?

Answer: A pumpkin.

What city is considered the birthplace of hip-hop?

Answer: The Bronx, New York.

In France, what is celebrated on Bastille Day?

Answer: The anniversary of the fall of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789 (French Revolution). 

Created in 1887, _______ was meant to be a universal second language for global communication.

Answer: Esperanto.

True or false: George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were the only father and son to both become President.

Answer: False; John Adams (1797–1801) and John Quincy Adams (1825–1829) were the second and sixth Presidents, respectively.

Which actor gained 70 pounds in 2006 for his Oscar-winning role as Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland?

Answer: Forest Whitaker.

Who is known as the king of pop?

Answer: Michael Jackson.

Fondue is a national dish of which country?

Answer: Switzerland.

Blood, Jaffa, and Cara Cara are all types of what food?

Answer: Oranges.

In what country would paella be considered one of its national dishes?

Answer: Spain.

The Great New England Vampire Panic was a fear epidemic that took place in the 1880s when communities in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont were hit hard with a mysterious illness that slowly drained energy from the sick until they succumbed to the disease. What did this disease turn out to be?

Answer: Tuberculosis, not vampires.

How many people in total played in Squid Game?

Answer: 456.

The nose with the most sensitive sense of smell in the animal kingdom belongs to the ____.

Answer: African elephant.

____ have one of the largest brains relative to body mass in the animal kingdom, which is thought to be partly responsible for the mammals’ highly developed intellect.

Answer: Dolphins.

What show depicts the lives of seven young adults on the autism spectrum diving headfirst into the dating pool?

Answer: Love On The Spectrum.

The Dingle Way is a village-to-village hiking trail tracing more than 100 miles around the Dingle Peninsula, a wildly remote section of what country?

Answer: Ireland.

What is the most-watched sport in the world? 

Answer: Soccer, with 3.5 billion fans around the world.

What award is presented to the most outstanding goalkeeper at each FIFA World Cup finals?

Answer: Golden Glove Award.

Pena Palace, the iconic yellow and red castle located in the city of Sintra, resides in what country?

Answer: Portugal.

From what movie does this quote come from? “The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope.”

Answer: Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Who directed Jurassic World?

Answer: Colin Trevorrow.

If you’re looking to eat a pastel de nata from its origin country, where would you go?

Answer: Portugal.

Dubrovnik was the filming location for which fictional area in Game of Thrones?

Answer: King’s Landing.

How many dragons did Daenerys Targaryen have?

Answer: Three.

Which science deals with the motion of projectiles?

Answer: Ballistics.

Which inventor was the decibel named after?

Answer: Alexander Graham Bell.

What year was the first episode of Friends aired?

Answer: 1994.

What channel did Even Stevens air on?

Answer: Disney Channel.

Can you name at least 3 intelligent animals in the animal kingdom?

Answer: Dolphins, chimpanzees, elephants, pigs, ravens, and octopi.

What country is home to more wild tigers than any other country?

Answer: India.

What is the official flower of Japan, known for its symbolic significance in Japanese culture?

Answer: Cherry Blossom

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Which wildflower is associated with the myth of Narcissus in Greek mythology?

Answer: Daffodil

Who was the vice president under JFK?

Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Who sang the theme song for the 1973 James Bond film “Live and Let Die”?

Answer: Paul McCartney and Wings

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was released on which 1975 album?

Answer: “A Night at the Opera”

Also known as the Second Chamber, what is the upper house of the UK Parliament called?\

Answer: House of Lords

What astronomical event occurs when the Earth comes directly between the Sun and the Moon?

Answer: Lunar Eclipse

In 2007, Apple released the first iPhone. Who was the CEO of Apple at that time?

Answer: Steve Jobs

In 1969, the first message was sent over ARPANET, the precursor to the internet. What were the first two letters of that message?

Answer: “LO”. He meant to type “Login” but….then the system crashed!

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Which gas do plants primarily absorb during photosynthesis?

Answer: Carbon Dioxide

What substance did ancient peoples, such as the Greeks, use to clean their bodies instead of soap?

Answer: Coffee. But it wasn’t just the Greeks. In the Middle East, a compound similar to modern brewed coffee called “bunk” was used for handwashing around the 10th century, credited with removing strong odors from hands.

Under what circumstances can pistachios spontaneously combust, and why?

Answer: Pistachios can spontaneously combust when packed too tightly during shipping or storage due to their high fat content.

Despite its name, where was Philadelphia Cream Cheese actually produced?

Answer: Philadelphia Cream Cheese was produced in Chester, New York, not in Philadelphia.

Believe it or not, humans have their own levels of bioluminescence (glowing), but at levels 1,000 times less than our eyes can detect. What is the cause of bioluminescence in humans according to researchers at Tohoku Institute of Technology?

Answer: Metabolism.

What physical trait of reindeer changes color with the seasons?

Answer: Eyes

What architectural landmark in New York City is radioactive?

Answer: Grand Central Terminal. Located in midtown Manhattan, New York’s most-beloved transportation hub was built between 1903 and 1913 out of granite, which contains higher levels of uranium than most other stones.

Do lemons float or sink?

Answer: Float

What is the scientific name for the western lowland gorilla?

Answer: Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla

What is the dot over the small letter “i” called?

Answer: Tittle

Which came first, the acronym “OMG” or the Internet?

Answer: “OMG”

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