Funny Trivia Questions
Funny trivia questions are often memorable, simply because they are amusing. They may have surprising answers or make a play on words. Either way, they make an enjoyable pastime for people who are curious about a great many things, especially funny questions.
Examples of True or False Funny Trivia Questions
True or False: The tune for the "Star Spangled Banner" is an old English drinking song.
This is true. The song's lyrics were written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, but the tune is much older than that. It does, in fact belong to a drinking song that originated in England.
True or False: The highest waterfall on Earth is called Angel Falls. It is located on Devil's Mountain, in Venezuela.
The answer to this question is True. In this case, the places' names are amusing.
True or False: Canada won a gold medal at the summer Olympics in ice hockey.
This is also true. In 1920, the Canadians skated to gold in the Olympic games held in Antwerp.
True or False: Ukrainians believe that if you find a spider web in your house when you get up on Christmas morning, it's a sign of good luck.
While you may think that it's a sign that you need to be a better housekeeper, finding a spider web on this special day is a sign of good luck. A legend tells the story of a poor woman who was unable to afford to buy Christmas decorations. Her children decided to trim the family Christmas tree with spider webs instead.
When the sun shone on the webs on Christmas morning, they turned into silver and gold! Christmas decorations resembling spider webs are still placed on Ukrainian Christmas trees today.
Funny Trivia Questions and Answers
We sometimes refer to getting married as "tying the knot." Where does this expression come from?
Couples have been "tying the knot" for quite some time. In ancient Rome, brides wore a belt around their waist that was tied in knots.
Since milk is "Pasteurized," does that mean Louis Pasteur invented milk?
No, it doesn't. M. Pasteur was responsible for developing a process to prevent kill bacteria responsible for the souring of milk, and the process (Pasteurization) was named after him. This process is also used in the manufacturing of beer and wine.
What food is a member of both the cabbage and mustard families?
The answer to this question is cauliflower, which means cabbage flower. Cauliflower is an ancient food, which probably was originally grown in Asia. Italian farmers grew this food until the 1500s, when it became popular in France. Over time, its popularity spread throughout Europe.
Who referred to cauliflower as "cabbage with a college education"?
This quote is attributed to Mark Twain.
Star Trek fans are familiar with Captain Kirk. What was his middle name?
Captain James Tiberius Kirk was the commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The Roman Emperor Tiberius was born in the year 42 B.C. and reigned from 14 A.D. to his death in 37 A.D.
What was the original title of the 1968 movie, Planet of the Apes?
It was originally called, "La Planète des singes," which is French for "planet of the apes." The movie was adapted from a novel written by French author Pierre Boulle