Tag: trivia

11 facts about the World Cup

11 facts about the World Cup
The World Cup happens once every four years and lasts for a month in the summer. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 stadiums in Brazil, the host country of the FIFA World Cup, which begins on June 12, 2014. See how much you know and test your soccer/football knowledge with these... Read more »

Kentucky Derby trivia and fun facts

Kentucky Derby trivia and fun facts
The Kentucky Derby is known as the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, and also known as the Run for the Roses. The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Test your knowledge or just learn some fun facts to impress your friends and family at your Kentucky Derby... Read more »

Hunting for Easter egg trivia? Find 11 fun facts here

<strong>What do eggs represent?</strong><br><br>  Historians believe people have eggs for thousands of years to celebrate the spring equinox, which was often around the start of the new year prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar. Christians missionaries adopted the existing pagan celebrations and began using eggs as a symbol of new life and resurrection and to represent Jesus's emergence from the tomb. Many cultures still decorate eggs to mark the start of spring and new life.<br><br>
Image by Grant Cochrane for FreeDigitalPhotos.net
The Easter season brings Easter baskets and all kind of eggs: chocolate eggs, candy eggs, egg hunts, Easter egg dyeing and decorating. Hippety hop (or just click) your way through the gallery below impress your friends, family and even the Easter Bunny with these fun facts and learn some of the history behind treasured traditions... Read more »

Presidential trivia: 7 fascinating facts about American Presidents in honor of Presidents Day

<strong>Which President began the tradition of throwing a first pitch on Opening Day?</strong>
On Opening Day April 15, 1910, President William Howard Taft threw out the ceremonial first pitch in the Washington Senators’  game against the Philadelphia Athletics.
<br><br> Source: <a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/04/president-taft-threw-out-the-first-first-pitch-103-years-ago-today-photo/">USA Today</a><br><br>
Photo of President Wilson throwing out the first pitch in 1916 from the Library of Congress.
Presidents Day is observed in the United States on the third Monday of February, was first established in 1885. See how much you know about Presidents and help your kids learn more about American leaders with the fun facts about Presidents (and their pet alligators, size, left handedness and much more) below. YOU MAY ALSO... Read more »

Super Bowl trivia: 10 fascinating facts to make you the hit of the party

<strong>How many wings will American eat on Super Bowl Sunday?</strong>
1.25 billion. Yes, billion. That's a lot of wings.
If you're not up for the game, have some just to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Buffalo Wing at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY.
Source: <a href="http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org/americans-eat-1-25-billion-chicken-wings-super-bowl/" target="_blank">National Chicken Council</a>
When you’re stocking up on chips, dip and beverages for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, don’t forget the trivia. Get the scoop on everything from the coin flip to the “I’m going to Disney World” and everything in between. Use these fun facts to dazzle your family, friends and fellow party goers with your knowledge... Read more »

Winter Olympics trivia: Fun facts about the Winter Games

Winter Olympics trivia: Fun facts about the Winter Games
This was written for the games in Sochi in 2014. Find updated Winter Olympic trivia here. If you’re looking for fun facts about PyeongChang, host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, click here, and you can find Winter Olympic-themed flicks for family movie night here. The XXII (22nd) Winter Olympiad officially commences with the Opening Ceremonies... Read more »

The 7 best Christmas movie scenes featuring kids and the trivia behind them

<iframe width="500" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9chdp8izEtk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br></br>"Love Actually" is one of my favorite movies of all time and while not always the first to come to mind when thinking of holiday flicks, this scene is awesome. It makes me wonder just how many lobsters were present at the birth of Christ.<br><br>In the nativity scene, the second lobster is played by the daughter of director Richard Curtis and the film's script editor Emma Freud. She is the great-granddaughter of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Wonder what he would say about the lobster thing.
It wouldn’t be Christmas for me without watching at least a few classic holiday movies. When I thought about it, most of my favorite festive flicks prominently feature tweens. The gallery below contains the best Christmas movie scenes featuring tweens, from “Miracle on 34th Street” to “Elf” to “Christmas Vacation,” and trivia about each movie.... Read more »

Christmas TV special trivia: How well do you know Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch?

In "<strong>Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer</strong>," Hermey the elf, who would rather be a dentist, has two physical features that set him apart from his fellow elves. What are they?
He is the only elf in the show with pointy ears, and he is the only male elf with hair on his head, according to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058536/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv" target="_blank">IMDB</a>. As if wanting to be a dentist wasn't enough to make him unique.
My tween asked today when we are going to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer before Christmas. I was so happy that she asked my heart grew three sizes. Oops, wrong show. I mean it melted. Still no? Well, let’s just say that I was as happy as a kid at Christmas. My tween is shunning... Read more »

O Tannenbaum! Christmas tree facts by the numbers

O Tannenbaum! Christmas tree facts by the numbers
Tweens have outgrown visits to Santa and they may be ready for something other than Zoo Lights, but there are some traditions that they never outgrow. Trimming the Christmas tree is one such tradition and I’m very grateful for that. My tween asks a lot of questions lately, including about the trees that fill people’s... Read more »

Christmas trivia: 10 fun facts about the history of treasured traditions

<div><strong>How many lights illuminate this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree?</strong></div>
<div>45,000 multi-colored LED lights adorn the 76 foot tall Norway Spruce. Interestingly, the very first tree at Rockefeller Center was unadorned. Construction workers placed a bare tree there at the center of a construction site in 1931.</div>
<div>Source: Huffington Post <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/05/rockefeller-center-christ_n_4388659.html" target="_blank">Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up</a> and History.com's <a href="http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-christmas-trees" target="_blank">History of Christmas Trees</a></div>
Traditions makes the Christmas season special, but just how much do you really know about customs like Christmas cards, trees and mistletoe? Do you know the history behind The Night Before Christmas and Handel’s Messiah? Test your Christmas trivia knowledge. You may even learn a few surprising facts about the celebrations and rituals that make... Read more »