National Trivia Day!

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Group Lic. # SL3154233

According to the National Day Calendar's site today is National Trivia Day!

The word trivia is plural for the word trivium.

In ancient times, the term “trivia” was appropriated to mean something very new.

Nostalgic college students in the 1960s, along with others, began to informally trade questions and answers about the popular culture of their youth.  After writing trivia columns, Columbia University students Ed Goodgold and Dan Carlinsky created the earliest inter-collegiate quiz bowls that tested culturally (and emotionally) significant, yet virtually useless information, which they dubbed trivia contests.  Trivia (Dell, 1966) was the first book treating trivia in the revolutionary new sense, authored by Ed Goodgold and Dan Carlinsky.  This book achieved a ranking on the New York Times bestseller.

  • Over time, the word “trivia” has come to refer to obscure and arcane bits of dry knowledge as well as nostalgic remembrances of pop culture.

  • In North America, the game, Trivial Pursuit peaked in 1984, a year in which over 20 million games were sold.

  • Steven Point, Wisconsin holds the largest current trivia contest at the University of  Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s college radio station WWSP 89.9 FM.  April 2013 hosted the 44th annual event which usually has 400 teams ranging from 1 to 150 players.  The competition, which is open to anyone, spans 54 hours over a weekend with eight questions each hour.

 

LET'S PLAY SOME TRIVIA!

 

1. Ever wonder why land is called 'real estate'? Well, the term 'estate' literally refers to the land and buildings upon the land, but 'real' is derived from the Latin word for what?

Earth
Thing
Person
Exchange
 
2. From what language comes the all-important real estate term 'mortgage', where it means 'dead pledge'?

French
Spanish
Italian
German
 

3.Think your home is too small? The typical home size in many developing countries is _______ square feet.

500
75
750
100

 

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Abby Stiller 

Realtor® Lic. #3154233    

14 Years of Experience

RE/MAX Realty Group    Cape Coral Fort Myers Naples  Realtor Cape Coral      

 

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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I am not a good trivia player unless  in some sports

Jan 04, 2018 10:40 AM #1
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for this very informative bit of trivia.  Will your next post give us the answers? Abby Stiller 

Jan 04, 2018 10:52 AM #2
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Abby good morning.

Thank you.

Happy Trivia Day and a Happy New Year.

Jan 04, 2018 11:08 AM #3
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi William Feela I have a good trivia sport question for you:

What is professional wrestler John Cena's famous catchphrase?

 

Jan 04, 2018 11:36 AM #4
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Yes I will try to post them this weekend Mary Yonkers 

Jan 04, 2018 11:37 AM #5
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi Shahar Hillel Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

Jan 04, 2018 11:39 AM #6
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Bernie Stiller Jr.
RE/MAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Real Estate Agent Serving SW Florida 239-560-2453

 Abby Stiller Number 2. is French and I guess number 3 is 100 

Jan 04, 2018 04:29 PM #7
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