Calling all pub trivia fans! Are you ready for your first question... how did it all begin?!
Oh, you weren't ready? That's ok; we'll help get you started! Did you know that the original pub quiz was established in the United Kingdom back in the 1970s? Indeed! A British company called Burns and Porter is credited with creating the concept for this popular night out. After all, what could make for a more exciting night out than teaming up with friends to answer the world's most random collection of questions across every subject of life? From science to entertainment and sports to politics, pub trivia covers it all, and so does this quiz! We want to know just how many random factoids are sitting up there in that brain of yours! Never know when you can use them, right? Well, let's find out now!
A small disclaimer before we get started... we don't have any promotional beer hats or koozies to give away if you win but trust us, you'll enjoy this quiz! So let's get to it. It's time to see if you have the smarts to ace this pub trivia quiz. You may not be at a pub, but feel free to grab yourself a cold one before we get started! Cheers!
Eros is the Greek god of love and desire. He is the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty!
The Gulf of Mexico is 932.06 miles wide and 600,000 square miles in total. Both the Rio Grande and the Mississippi Rivers flow into it.
The Rio 2016 Olympics were held from August 5th - 21st. Did you know that there were 11,238 participating athletes from 207 different countries?
The Beatles formed in 1960 in Liverpool, England. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
In old British times, a "Christmas box" was the name for a Christmas present. The day after Christmas was when the servants were permitted to go home to be with their families and give presents, or... boxes!
Did you know that Pat Sajak signed on to be the host of Wheel of Fortune until 2022? He has been active in television since 1968.
"Aladdin" was released on November 25, 1992 and grossed more than $500 million at the box office! It was directed and produced by Ron Clements and John Musker.
Did you know that Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh? Tombaugh was an American astronomer who also discovered many asteroids.
Did you know that Randy Johnson won the Cy Young Award in 1995, and then for FOUR consecutive years from 1999-2002? He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Zuckerberg is the current chairman and chief executive officer.
Eddie Vedder was born on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois. Did you know that Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017?
Kiawah Island is located 25 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina. It is home to 1,626 people, beautiful beaches and acclaimed golf courses.
Did you know that the Millennium Falcon can reach a maximum speed of 652 miles per hour?! It is primarily commanded by Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca.
Thomas Jefferson served as Secretary of State from March 22, 1790 - December 31, 1793. Soon thereafter, he was elected Vice President and served two terms as President from 1801 - 1809!
The current anchors of 2020 are David Muir and Amy Robach. Barbara Walters now serves as the executive producer of The View.
The Charles de Gaulle is the largest international airport in France. Its namesake comes from the leader of the Free French Forces during World War II who also founded the French Fifth Republic and was President of France from 1959 to 1969.
It is estimated that "Hamlet" was written between 1599 and 1602 by William Shakespeare. Did you know that Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play? It is also considered one of the most influential literary works in the world!
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the leader of the House of Representatives. This person is elected by the members of the House. Did you know that the first ever Speaker, Frederick Muhlenberg, was elected on April 1, 1789?
Did you know that Peyton Manning was the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft? Following his record-holding career, Manning has enjoyed getting the Nationwide jingle stuck in America's head! "Chicken parm you taste so good..."
NaCl is the chemical compound known as sodium chloride, or salt! It is a one-to-one ration of sodium and chloride and is soluble in water.
On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This proclamation was an executive order changing the legal status of 3.5 million enslaved Africans Americans from slave to free.
Did you know that the elevation of Mount Kilimanjaro is 19.341 feet? It is located in the north east region of Tanzania and was first summited by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889.
A full moon occurs when Earth is located exactly between the Sun and the Moon. It typically occurs once per month, but there are two months in the year in which it occurs twice!
Anakin Skywalker was the son of Shmi Skywalker, though his father remains unknown to this day. He gave up his identity, including his name, to become the one, the only... Darth Vader.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born on August 3, 1977, in San Mateo, California. He attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, before heading to Michigan to play football in college.
Did you know that the Prime Minister of Canada reports to the Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II? Canada is one of 16 Commonwealth realms over which the Queen reigns.
Bats have a thin membrane that covers their forelimbs. This natural feature lends itself to 'wings,' making bats the only flying mammal on Earth!
In 2001, Reese Witherspoon gained widespread recognition for her role as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde." By 2005, she portrayed June Carter in "Walk the Line," earning not only the Academy Award but the Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards too!
Did you know that Ke$ha's real name is Kesha Rose Sebert? Her singing career began at the age of 18 when she was signed to Kemosabe Records. Her first major success was being featured in Flo Rida's number-one hit "Right Round" in 2009.
Maine is the 12th smallest state in the United States by area. It is the 9th least populated as well! It is known as the Pine Tree State as well as Vacationland.
The word "affidavit" comes from the Latin word "affidare" meaning, "He has stated on oath." An affidavit can be written to attest to anything from a birth to a robbery!
The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in the United States for 26 years! The German Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Beagle are close behind.
The square root is a number which results from multiplying one number by itself! Another example would be: 4 x 4 = 16, or the square root of 16 is 4!
Did you know that we are born with about 270 bones? This number decreases to 206 after our bones continue to fuse together.
Did you know that New Zealand was settled by the Polynesians in 1250? Today, the Maori people represent 15% of the population.