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    Trivia that cannot be googled

    Here's a hypothetical.

    You work in an office where everyone has access to google and any non-porn website. You're tasked with finding interesting trivia questions on a daily basis. Each day, you send out a trivia question which becomes a race to see who can google the fastest rather than an actual test of knowledge.

    Where would you turn for interesting trivia questions which cannot be googled?

    Math puzzles and personal information about one another is no interesting.

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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    Ask them porn trivia, of course.
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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    Man that's a toughie.

    I have no idea, off the top of my head. Unless you can figure out someway to get true minutae that just won't provide a hit...
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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    I'd go for stuff that's interesting even if you know the answer. Or stuff that requires a good amount of research to find out. Like what does Dwight get yelled at him by shelly as he jumps off the Balcony in Sin City? (COP!)

    How many rockets in HL2 does it take to bring down a strider, and why does this suck? (5, but you only carry 3 with you. Which sucks)

    Who does Wintermute want to fuse with and why? (he wants to fuse with Neuromancer to gain a contiunal personality)

    At what temperature and pressure does water become a solid, liquid and gas? (270 kv, 600 pascals apparently. Which is....27 degrees I think? Anyways, without knowing what a triple point was, it would be very difficult to simply google this)

    Lovecraft's publishing magazine during his life-time? (weird tales)

    Express 54 in base 8 (no idea, I imagine we should ask Castle)

    Who kills Dream, of the Endless? (the furies)

    In Office Space, what finally makes Milton snap? (they put him in the basement or fire him or something. Can't remember lol)

    In Indepedence Day, what finally convices the humans that the aliens are bad news? (they figure out there statillietes were getting hacked for an attack)
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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    Here's a good one for you - go to National and Local Weather Forecast, Radar, Map and Report and find a three day forcast for some city - then make them guess what city you cited.
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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleflipper View Post
    Express 54 in base 8 (no idea, I imagine we should ask Castle)
    65 I can do turning stuff in to bases, not posotive if thats right though.
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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhavric
    Where would you turn for interesting trivia questions which cannot be googled?
    A lot of times it's all in the way you word the question. You have to provide only enough information to keep it somewhat vague. Also, alter key words so that literal searches will not produce the same results you had.

    Sports trivia is a great one for this, because it's hard to reverse the steps. I suppose you wouldn't want a heavy dose of sports trivia. Anything dealing with statistics would be similar. Reverse engineering of statistics is very difficult, not to mention time consuming.

    Or ask them to provide the number for something.

    Even if someone is eventually able to track down the answer through searches, they will likely answer much later than others who are making educated guesses.

    Examples: (feel free to use any of these)

    What's the longest shared border between any two countries?

    What pitcher went the most consecutive games without making an error?

    Who's the last player to hit two inside-the-park home runs in one game?

    What are the only two vegetables containing at least a gram of saturated fat per serving?

    What are the real identities of each of the original Traveling Wilburys?

    Name three Beatles songs beginning with the word 'The'.

    Which member of the Missing Persons went on to a solo career in new age music?

    Name three music groups with two-word names that are the same word.

    What '80s pop music group was led by someone who would later be the composer of over twenty movies?

    What was Horshack's nickname for Juan Epstein in "Welcome Back Kotter"?
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    Re: Trivia that cannot be googled

    Why is Alexander Hamilton the only portrait on US currency facing the opposite direction of the other notes (Washington, Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, and Franklin all face the right. Hamilton faces the left)? I don't even know this one.

    After the US was officially a country, what was the first sex scandal on Capitol Hill? Hamilton was being black mailed for having sex with another politician's wife.

    When was the Constitution first violated? When Washington was president. He and Hamilton went against the Constitution and created a national banking system to get out of debt (IIRC).

    Paul Revere only rode 13 miles to warn of the coming invasion. Who actually rode the longest distance? Israel Bissle(sp?) IIRC, he rode close to 300 or more miles.

    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, bitter rivals, came together in a debate against Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry over an issue of religion. What brought the two men together, and what was their argument? Henry proposed that everyone should pay for the upkeep of all churches of all religions. Adams and Jefferson contended it saying that only adherents to each religion should pay for the upkeep of their individual churches, elsewise everyone is paying for something only a few benefit from.

    Name the last president to die that was a FreeMason. Gerald Ford.

    And a big one you can't google. Helion Lodge was the first lodge to be formed in Alabama. Who approved the construction of the lodge? Andrew Jackson.

    George Washington was presented with a Masonic apron at Mount Vernon. Who gave him the apron? Marquis Lafayette.

    Before the Incas and Aztecs hit the books as having "Disappeared" alongside the Anasasi, there was a large civilisation of Indians in Mexico that predated them and disappeared just as they had. What was this civilisation? The Ohakam(sp?)

    Daniel Quinn was awarded a $500 thousand dollar prize for his novel Ishmael. What, outside the money, is so significant about this prize? The Turner Fellowship Award was a one time award that will NEVER be given to another author.

    During Roman occupation of Briton, during the era when Saxons were warring, and eventually the Norsemen came, one man introduced the idea of schools and fortifying towns. WHo was he? Alfred the Great.

    At the beginning of WWII, why was the US used as a major playground for espionage and spies? Because the OSS, and its successor, the CIA, had not yet been formed. THe CIA wouldn't be formed until, I believe 1947 (can't recall exactly, but I know it's two years after the KGB's official formation).
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