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Which is the state capital of North Carolina and the name of man who supposedly brought the potato to Britain?

Columbus
Murphy
Raleigh
Saunders

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25
Jun
2007
 

By Jessie

Question:   Where does the word TRIVIA come from?

A. The word TRIFLING, meaning insignificant or unremarkable
 
B. Augustus Trivialli, a 17th Century royal physician at the court of King Louis XIV, renowned for his knowledge about a broad range of subjects

C. The Latin for ‘a junction formed by three roads’

D. The popular game ‘Trivial Pursuit’


If you answered C you are correct!

It is widely thought that the word TRIVIA originates from the Latin for ‘three’ (TRI) and ‘road’ (VIA).
Back in the days of the Roman Empire it was common for public rest-houses or taverns to be situated at the junctions where three roads converged. Travellers would break their journey by visiting the taverns to gossip and chat about the latest news. 

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5 Responses to

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nuoz said:
August 05, 2007 at 9:40 AM

 

GOD DAMN AWFUL

 

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said:
August 08, 2009 at 2:37 AM

what do you call a mix breed of retriever and a poodle? golden doodle

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boxhead said:
December 26, 2009 at 4:30 AM

What is the process of apoptosis?A}waiting for your toast to pop up.B}The killing of a poppy field.C}Mass cell suicide.D}An infection of the toes.Answer is C it is mass cell suicide,which is a natural process the human body goes through while we are still in the womb.When we are still forming we have webbed feet and hands but when we are born it is not the case.So as long as apoptosis goes according to plan the webbing between the toes and fingers is gone.

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luddite said:
December 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM

I'm fairly certain that the accepted breeders name for Bejewel's dog is "labradoodle". A mate of mine has two such beasts, and very friendly they are,too.

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rhve said:
May 05, 2010 at 10:21 PM

I have spent hours googling answers to trvia questions that piqued my interest. Keep them coming.