NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY 2018

Do you know that you burn more calories sleeping than watching television?  How can that be?  Simple!  When you watch television, you are exposed to various commercials, mostly food.  This subconsciously creates a craving for finger food and soda which are usually fattening!

When is the National Trivia Day 2018?

National Trivia Day is on January 4, 2018, a Thursday.

National Trivia Day is always observed on the fourth day of the year annually.

Definition and Origin of Trivia:

Trivia has an unknown beginning.  In ancient times, the word means something very new.  The adjective trivial, though, was introduced to English in the 15th century, refers to unimportant matters.  In February 5, 1965, trivia quizzes emerged.

The singular form of the word is trivium, referring to a matter of interest only to an undergraduate.  Tri means three and via means way, representing the topics of basic education:  grammar, logic and rhetoric.  Trivia now means vague and obscure bits of dry facts.  It is also an ambiguous remembrance of modern culture.

How is the National Trivia Day observed?

Trivia had slowly evolved from quizzes to games, jokes, puzzles, news and history, over the years.  The National Trivia Day is observed in schools in contests of any form.  At home, the day is spent playing trivial pursuit or game of knowledge.

It is also a perfect day to share quick little known facts to friends and family through emails or phone.  The National Trivia Day honours anyone who knows a lot of facts.  As this day also celebrates the National Spaghetti Day, this day can be more fun with activities involving trivia and spaghetti.  Here are some sample trivia:

  • Which state is the largest consumer of Jell-O?  California!
  • No piece of paper can be folded more than seven times.  Try doing it!
  • The King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.  Check a deck of cards!

When is the National Trivia Day in 2019?

National Trivia Day will be observed again on January 4, 2019, a Friday.