Welcome to Trivia Tuesdays online! Each Tuesday, we upload 15 new trivia questions for you to think over. Answers are posted on Wednesday evenings. While there are no prizes, you get to learn something new and fun every week!

QUESTIONS FOR DECEMBER 7, 2021

  1. What song by the Baha Men took over the first summer of the new millennium in 2000?
  2. What fitness practice uses the Electric Chair, Spine Corrector, and Ladder Barrel?
  3. What color in a tattoo is easiest to remove, because its pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths?
  4. What language does the word “algebra” come from?
  5. What was the title of radio host Howard Stern’s 1993 memoir, which became Simon & Schuster’s fastest-selling book at the time?
  6. What sort of accessory is a bowler, fez, or trilby?
  7. What name describes the time of relative peace and development that lasted for more than 200 years in ancient Rome?
  8. What senator and presidential candidate was dubbed a “maverick” for his often unconventional approach?
  9. Which Gilligan’s Island character’s iconic gingham blouse and shorts sold at auction for $20,700 in 2005?
  10. What Tony-winning musical tells the story of quirky teen Tracy Turnblad becoming a celebrity after appearing on a local TV dance show?
  11. Complete this John Irving book title: The World According to ____.
  12. Clove hitch, bowline, and sheet bend are types of what?
  13. What immigration station first opened on New Year’s Day in 1892?
  14. What does the acronym NATO stand for?
  15. What educational video game challenges players to visit 30 cities on a search for a thief in a red trench coat?

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR NOVEMBER 30, 2021

  1. What type of animal are Hampshires, Red Wattles, and Saddlebacks?
    • Pigs
  2. What CNN anchor modeled for Calvin Klein, interned at the CIA, and studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi?
    • Anderson Cooper
  3. What is the name of Garfield’s canine companion?
    • Odie
  4. Which band’s 1991 debut album is titled Ten?
    • Pearl Jam
  5. What country became the world’s number one automobile manufacturer for the first time in 1980?
    • Japan
  6. What type of horse is distinguished by its dished head, arched neck, and deep chest cavity?
    • Arabian
  7. What is the title of Dan Brown’s follow-up to The Da Vinci Code?
    • The Lost Symbol
  8. What is the name of the pirate ship in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan?
    • Jolly Roger
  9. Which organ produces the hormone insulin?
    • Pancreas
  10. What Texas team won the first NHL Stanley Cup in its history, when Brett Hull scored in the third overtime against the Buffalo Sabres in 1999?
    • Dallas Stars
  11. In what kind of contest did Matt Stonie defeat eight-time champion Joey Chestnut in 2015?
    • Hot dog-eating
  12. What fruit once called an alligator pear has turned toast into a popular item on lunch and dinner menus?
    • Avocado
  13. What festival awarded its Grand Jury Prize to such films as Whiplash, Precious, and Fruitvale Station?
    • The Sundance Film Festival
  14. Who was the first African American US Secretary of State?
    • Colin Powell
  15. Whose memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, was released in 1995 before he ran for the Illinois state senate?
    • Barack Obama