Monday, February 03, 2014

30 Random Bits of Trivia You Should Know

One of the greatest disadvantages of being under 21 is the inability to attend bar trivia nights. As an avid viewer of Jeopardy! and a self-proclaimed nerd, I have enough random facts in my head to win a million quiz bowls, as long as they don’t involve questions about math, science, sports, or really anything besides pop culture and useless facts. Such a collection of random references can come in handy though when you’re looking to impress someone at a party or score those 3 extra points on a final exam by answering the obscure bonus question that your teacher didn’t expect anyone to get. I’ve collected some below to get you started:

1. Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie invented M&Ms. The two Ms stand for their last names.

2. Only female mosquitos bite. The males go for flower nectar instead.

3. Wayne Allwine, the voice actor for Mickey Mouse, and Russi Taylor, the voice actress for Minnie Mouse, wed in 1991.

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