Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a trivia game thinking to yourself, “hm, I wish these trivia questions were a little weirder”? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a massive list of the weirdest trivia questions for you to use during your next trivia night.
So, what exactly makes these trivia questions so weird? Firstly, they concern facts you wouldn’t normally think about. Plenty of these facts are ones that fly under the radar, but once you learn about them, you won’t be able to forget.
These trivia facts will serve to amaze, disgust, and surprise you. Scroll down to read through our list of 75 weird trivia questions and pick your favorites.
1. A Bicycling Surprise
Question: What makes Seattle’s annual Fremont Solstice Parade unusual?
Answer: The parade is populated primarily by people biking in the nude.
2. What Do Moths Miss Out On?
Question: What notable organ are moths missing?
Answer: Stomachs; they consume nutrients stored in their tissue instead of eating food.
3. Beep Beep, Honk Honk!
Question: What musical keys do most cars honk in?
Answer: The key of F or F#.
4. I’d Hate To Be On Thames Cleanup…
Question: How much pubic hair is removed monthly from the River Thames, and why?
Answer: Approximately one ton because the sewage system can’t handle it.
5. John Doe Versus Who?
Question: The fictitious name John Doe was first used in British Courts to represent the unknown plaintiff in a real-life property suit. What fictitious name was used for the defendant?
Answer: The defendant’s fictitious name was Richard Roe.
6. This Speed Eating Is Next Level
Question: Mark Hogg of Louisville, Kentucky, holds the record for swallowing the most live worms in the span of thirty seconds. How many live worms did he swallow?
Answer: 62 worms.
7. Time For Some Quick Measurements
Question: How many labels from one liter Coke bottles, stuck together, would it take to make a standard sized sleeping bag?
Answer: 85 labels.
8. That’s Quite The Slogan
Question: Which famous product was originally marketed as the “Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage”?
9. Do You Know Your Number One Hits?
Question: What was the first U.K. number one hit song that featured a full sentence question as its title?
Answer: “How Much is That Doggy in the Window?”
10. Quite a Formal Title For a Funny Little Dude
Question: What is the full name of Sonic the Hedgehog?
Answer: Olgivie Maurice Hedgehog.
11. Puppeteering Minutiae
Question: Why are most of the Muppets left-handed?
Answer: Because their puppeteers are right-handed, so they operate the Muppets’ heads with their right hands, leaving their own left hands to move the other Muppet limbs.
12. Another Funky World Record
Question: On November 27, 2004, Garry Turner achieved the world record for having the most clothespins clipped to his face at one time. How many clothespins were on his face?
Answer: 159 clothespins.
13. I Said, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby…
Question: How many times does Pitbull say the word “baby” in his single “Fireball”?
Answer: He says “baby” 24 times.
14. Presidential Dress Code
Question: Who was the first president to wear long trousers rather than knee breeches to his inauguration, and when was he inaugurated?
Answer: John Quincy Adams in 1825.
15. …And Teaching Dress Code, Too
Question: In 2015, what did the Turkish Supreme Court rule that male teachers could indeed wear during class?
Answer: They ruled that male teachers could wear earrings.
16. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!
Question: What classic, salty snack tastes uber buttery but is surprisingly vegan?
Answer: Ritz Crackers.
17. Watch Out While You’re Watching—That Might Be A Felony
Question: What common American federal crime do many Netflix streamers commit, perhaps on accident?
Answer: Watching movies and television from a friend’s Netflix account.
18. An Ironic Item To Supply
Question: Though smoking is illegal on flights, what piece of smoking paraphernalia must be kept on every plane in case of an emergency?
19. A Less Holy Occupation
Question: What’s an unlikely job that Pope Francis astoundingly used to work as?
Answer: He worked as a bouncer at a nightclub.
20. The Science of Warmth
Question: How much taller can the Eiffel Tower grow in the heat of the summer due to the warming of the tower’s iron?
Answer: Up to 15 centimeters taller.
21. A Candy Abbreviation
Question: What do the two “M”s of M&Ms stand for?
Answer: The names of the candy’s creators: Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie.
22. Ever Wondered About Sloth Digestion?
Question: Predictably, sloths’ metabolisms are slower than that of any other mammal. How long does it take a sloth to digest its food?
Answer: Two to four weeks.
23. An Apt Honor
Question: What happened to the body of the inventor of the frisbee after his death?
Answer: His ashes were turned into a frisbee.
24. You Know Dasher and Dancer…
Question: What rare animal was kept on the British submarine, the HMS Trident, for six weeks during World War II?
Answer: A reindeer.
25. Keep Those Questions Comin’, Kid
Question: Between the ages of two and five, how many questions does a child ask, on average?
Answer: 40,000 questions.
26. Maybe We Should Retire This Idiom
Question: What’s the morbid origin of the term “rule of thumb”?
Answer: An old English law stated that a husband could not beat his wife with an object wider than a thumb—yikes!
27. A Bleak Social Media Statistic
Question: In 2011, what ratio of divorce filings mention “Facebook” in their deposition?
Answer: 1 out of every 3 divorce filings.
28. Mm, Onion Rings Sound Good
Question: Which famous singer has a secret Instagram account exclusively for reviewing onion rings?
29. Hipsters, Try To Find This Car Color
Question: What is the least popular car color internationally?
Answer: Purple cars are the least popular.
30. School Is In Session
Question: How many school districts does Hawaii have?
Answer: One single school district.
31. What An Interesting Flavor
Question: What well-known crispy chocolate candy is sold in baked potato flavor in Japan?
32. You Better Sleep With One Eye Open
Question: What mammal always sleeps with one eye open?
Answer: Dolphins; only half of their brain sleeps at one time, so the opposite eye remains open while the one brain side rests.
33. Don’t Let This Question Make You Drool
Question: How many liters of saliva does the average human produce in their lifetime?
Answer: Approximately 40,000 liters of saliva.
34. Two Humps, But Not Two Eyelids
Question: How many eyelids does a camel have?
Answer: A camel has three eyelids.
35. Slow And Steady Lives The Longest
Question: What age did Charles Darwin’s tortoise, Harriet, live to be, and when did she pass away?
Answer: Harriet lived to be 176 years old, and she died in 2006.
36. Mm, Not So Cheesy
Question: What somewhat glum word were Victorians encouraged to utter while getting their pictures taken (à la “cheese”) to keep their faces composed?
37. Looks Like I’ll Be Using a Reusable Bottle Now
Question: Why do plastic water bottles have expiration dates?
Answer: The water doesn’t expire, but the plastic will start to break down and contaminate the water if consumed past the expiration date.
38. An Interesting Translation
Question: The German word “kummerspeck” directly translates in English to “grief bacon.” What does it actually mean?
Answer: “Kummerspeck” means guilt from eating too much.
39. How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center of a Postage Stamp?
Question: How many calories do you consume when you lick a postage stamp?
Answer: 1/10 of a calorie per postage stamp.
40. An Unlikely Relative
Question: What unassuming barnyard animal has the closest genetic resemblance to the long extinct Tyrannosaurus rex?
Answer: The chicken.
41. Interesting Allocation of Government Funds
Question: Between 1992 and 1995, what strange, government-run hotline existed in the U.K.?
Answer: A hotline for reporting the locations of errant traffic cones.
42. A Natural Life Transition
Question: Which three types of female mammals go through menopause?
Answer: Humans, elephants, and humpback whales.
43. The Most Magical Place in Canada, Maybe
Question: What Canadian city has the same crime rate as Disney World?
Answer: Quebec City, Canada.
44. Last Letter of the Alphabet
Question: What was the last letter to be included in our alphabet?
Answer: J was the last letter to be added to the alphabet.
45. A Funny International Insult
Question: What Chinese insult that loosely resembles English’s “bastard” has a funny meaning when translated?
Answer: Wáng bā dàn, or tortoise egg.
46. Oh My God, Really?
Question: Which important world leader was the recipient of the first known recording of the acronym “O.M.G”., standing in place of “oh my god”?
Answer: Winston Churchill.
47. A Special Secret Ingredient
Question: An ingredient called pearl essence is used in many lipsticks to give them a special sheen. What is pearl essence made out of?
Answer: Pearl essence is made out of fish scales.
48. Seinfeld Easter Egg Alert!
Question: What famous superhero is referenced in every single episode of Seinfeld?
49. If You Had To Lose A Finger…
Question: Which finger is the easiest to lose, grip-wise and function-wise?
Answer: The index finger; your brain will redirect the middle finger to complete all of its functions.
50. What’s In A Scientific Name?
Question: What’s a more common name for an intergluteal cleft?
Answer: The intergluteal cleft is also known as the butt crack.
51. Keep Those Flowers Up!
Question: Viagra, known to aid with erectile dysfunction, has a funny reaction when put in a vase with flowers. What happens?
Answer: The flowers stand up straight for up to a week longer than they normally would.
52. Congratulations On Your Marriage (And Your Veil Length)
Question: Where was the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding veil set, and how long was the veil?
Answer: In Cyprus, and approximately 23,000 feet long.
53. A Fictional Friend
Question: What is the official national animal of Scotland?
Answer: The unicorn.
54. Big-Hearted Animals
Question: How much does a blue whale’s heart weigh?
Answer: Approximately 400 pounds.
55. An Apt Unit Name
Question: What unit is the speed of a computer mouse measured in?
Answer: A unit called a “Mickey.” Get it?
56. Now, That’s A Major I Can Get Behind
Question: Cornell offers a unique major called “Viticulure and Enology.” When students take this as their major, what are they studying?
Answer: The science of wine.
57. Celebrity Myers Briggs Types
Question: What is Miley Cyrus’s Myers Briggs personality type?
Answer: Her Myers Briggs type is ESTP: extraverted, sensing, thinking, and perceiving.
58. How Long Does a Couch Last For?
Question: What is the average lifespan of a couch, in days?
Answer: The average lifespan of a couch is 2958 days.
59. This Scientist Is Also an Inventor
Question: What science pioneer invented the spinning office chair?
Answer: Charles Darwin.
60. Follow the Toilet Terms
Question: How many toilets does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require every business with 36 to 55 employees to possess?
Answer: Three toilets for 36 to 55 employees.
61. A Disgusting Dump
Question: On August 8, 2004, what Chicagoan controversy was the Dave Matthews Band linked to?
Answer: The band’s tour bus driver dumped 800 pounds of human sewage off of the Kinzie Street Bridge, drenching a sightseeing boat and all of its passengers in waste.
62. Nearly Impossible Odds
Question: What are the odds of getting a royal flush while playing poker?
Answer: One in 649,740.
63. Give Your Fish Some Light
Question: What happens if you leave a goldfish in a dark space?
Answer: It will lose its color and become lighter.
64. Captain of a Very Fearsome Ship
Question: What is the name of Cap’n Crunch’s ship?
Answer: The S.S. Guppy.
65. It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a… What?
Question: What is the official bird of the California city, Redondo Beach?
Answer: The Goodyear Blimp?
66. Takin’ a Lickin’!
Question: Students at Purdue University engineered a “licking machine” to find out once and for all how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. How many licks did they conclude it took?
Answer: 364 licks.
67. Yep, This Is Someone’s Real Name Now
Question: In 2009, a New Zealander legally changed his name to one that was 99 characters long after losing a bet while drunk. What’s his new name?
Answer: Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.
68. Bizarre Taxes of Yesterday
Question: What unlikely fluid was taxed by Roman emperor Vespasian in the first century A.D.?
Answer: Vespasian put a tax on urine.
69. A Funky Phobia
Question: People who have pogonophobia are afraid of what?
Answer: They are afraid of beards.
70. Show Your Pride, Canadians!
Question: What percentage of songs played on Canadian radio must be made by Canadian recording artists?
71. A Not-So-Delicious Delicacy
Question: What’s so special about casu mazu, a Sardinian cheese?
Answer: Casu mazu contains live maggots, making it somewhat dangerous to consume.
72. We’re All For Choices, But This Feels Excessive
Question: Approximately how many different customized drinks are possible at Starbucks?
Answer: About 87,000 different drinks.
73. Nice Portmanteau You Got There
Question: What’s the name for a duel held between three people instead of two?
Answer: A true.
74. An Outdated Word With An Alarming Translation
Question: The word “eskimo” is now considered outdated and offensive, in part because of its original meaning. What was the meaning?
Answer: “Eskimo” translates to “eater of raw meat.”
75. Don’t Mess With Texas!
Question: What type of apparel is exempt from taxation in Texas?
Answer: Cowboy boots are not taxed.
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