Do you know that the National Trivia Day is on 4th January? Trivia day or not, random bits of unbelievable facts are always a good way to pull each other’s legs. They’re great ice breakers, a fun way to show off and great for parties! Here is a collection of some fun trivia questions for kids!
What are the most popular trivia questions?
- Why do snakes stick their tongue out? To ‘smell the air’.
- Who gave the US the Statue of Liberty? France! The Statue of Liberty was a gift specially made in France for America’s 100th birthday! It wasn’t done on the birthday so only the arm holding the torch was displayed then. It took another 8 years for completion and 2 more years to ship it in parts and reassemble it into the full statue.
- What was the first capital city of the US? Philadelphia. 7 more cities were crowned the capital afterwards and at last Washington D.C was chosen in 1790.
- How many teeth do mosquitoes have? 47! They’re not teeth in the conventional sense though – they look more like serrations on a saw blade.
What are some fun fact questions?
- Do pets have allergies? Some cats have people allergies! They are lucky that we bathe ourselves often and don’t shed as much, but cat antihistamines are available for suffering felines.
- What good are trivia questions for kids without blue whale facts? A blue whale’s heart beat can be heard from over 2 miles away! The heart weighs as much as an adult lion is the size of a golf cart – you can get into it comfortably!
- What is the hardest part of your body? Teeth! Teeth are even stronger than bones because they are 96% minerals, but the enamel isn’t alive – so if you damage your teeth, it wont repair or heal.
- Which is the fastest muscle in our body? The eyes! The muscle that surrounds the eye, called orbicularis oculi, is the swiftest muscle we have. It can close the eyelids in 100 milliseconds – that is where ‘in a blink of the eye’ came from!
- Why do otters hold hands? To not drift apart when sleeping! Baby sea otters cannot swim. Their moms wrap the little ones in kelp to keep them buoyant!
Unicorn trivia questions!
- Unicorn is the national animal of? Scotland! Unicorns can be seen in the ancient seals of Assyria and Babylonia.
- Where can you hunt unicorns? Lake Superior State University in Michigan has been issuing permits to hunt unicorns since 1971.
- Who called unicorns ugly? Marco Polo! He described the one horned creatures as ugly, because he had just met a rhino.
What are some good sports trivia questions?
- Which golf uses a metal basket? Disk golf! Disk golf is played with frisbees that players have to get into a metal basket in the least number of throws.
- Can you play Quidditch in real life? Yes, you can, without flying broomsticks! Muggle Quidditch is a popular sport in high schools and colleges and Kidditch is for young players.
- What was the sport played on the Moon? In an out-of-the-world sporting even on 6th Feb, 1971, Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the moon, making golf the only sport to have been played on the moon, a feat that remains unchallenged for 50 years now!
What are some good Christmas trivia questions?
- Who started the Christmas tree tradition? The practice of putting up a tree to celebrate was observed among ancient Egyptians. They used the evergreen trees to mark winter solstice as a reminder that spring would follow.
- Is Christmas illegal? The first ever state to legalize Christmas was Alabama, in 1836. Though a federal holiday was announced in 1870, Christmas remained illegal in some states (Oklahoma) till 1907.
- For which holiday was the ‘Jingle Bells’ song composed? While today Jingle Bells is synonymous with Christmas, once upon a time, we were dashing through the snow for an entirely different holiday – the Thanksgiving!
- Do you know Santa’s postcode? Seeing the thousands of letters that arrive for Santa, some big-hearted Canadian Post Masters decided to writer back. The program took off and now Santa has a Canadian post code – HOH OHO.
- What does a Christmas wreath stand for? The holly in a Christmas wreath stands for the crown of thorns that Jesus had at his crucifixion. The red berries stand for the blood he shed.
We hope you love these fun trivia questions for kids! What was your favourite? Comment down below!