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50 Trivia Conversation Starters

Updated on November 9, 2014

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So you're at a party, feeling like a fifth wheel, not knowing what to say. Well if you have these tidbits of trivia with you and you'll be the hit of the party. You might want to take these other tidbits with you also, Trivia, Trivia And More Trivia and Trivia, Trivia, Trivia, We Love Trivia.

Let's get started.

50 Conversation Starters

  1. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village.'
  2. President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.
  3. The soft drink Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine.
  4. Brazil got it's name from the Nut, instead of the other way around.
  5. The rhinoceros's horn is made of the same stuff found in our hair and fingernails, keratin, it also contains gelatin.
  6. Fingernails and toenails takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
  7. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
  8. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  9. A human loses around 100 strands of hair daily.
  10. The average human scalp has about 100,000 hairs.
  11. About 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
  12. Chewing gum while peeling onions will reduce your tears.
  13. Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blonds to brunettes.
  14. Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body.
  15. The Elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
  16. In Italian: "Mafia" means "Beauty, Excellence and Bravery." "Cosa Nostra," means "Our Thing."
  17. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  18. Flower girls traditionally threw flower petals in the bride's path to lead her to a sweet, plentiful future.
  19. Whistler's Mother was not the name Whistler called his famous painting. The name he gave it was "Arrangement in Gray and Black."
  20. Istanbul Turkey is the only city in the world located on two Continents.
  21. The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet, (2.3 square meters, and weighs about 5.6 lbs, (2.7 kilograms), for the average person.
  22. The largest recorded number of children born to one mother is 69. She had 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets, all without In Vitro fertilization.
  23. Spain literally means, "The land of rabbits."
  24. The Siberian Tiger is the largest cat in the world, weighing up to 600 pounds, (300kg).
  25. The Cheetah can run 46 miles per hour, (76 kilometers per hour). The fastest human runs only 18 miles per hour, (76 kilometers per hour).
  26. In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar.
  27. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
  28. Goats provide people the world over with more milk than any other domestic animal.
  29. There are no cemeteries in San Francisco, Ca, USA.
  30. In 1879, a mail service in Belgium employed 37 cats to carry bundles of letters to villages around the town of Liege, the cats, however, proved undisciplined so the experiment was scratched.
  31. The human brain is 80% water.
  32. A Kansas State, USA, law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
  33. All gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.
  34. Ants never sleep.
  35. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  36. According to suicide statistics , Monday is the favored day for suicide.
  37. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle: if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  38. Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m, (75 feet).
  39. The poisonous copperhead snake smells like fresh cut cucumbers.
  40. Women's heart beats faster than men's.
  41. In Texas, USA, an anti-crime law recently passed requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain to nature of the crime to be committed.
  42. In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?" Somewhere around 1895 it was suggested, to answer the phone with, "number please."
  43. The only river that flows both north and south of the equator is the Congo. It crosses the equator twice.
  44. The citrus soda 7_UP was created in 1929; 7 was picked because the original containers were 7 ounces. UP indicated the direction of the bubble.
  45. A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.
  46. About on-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.
  47. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. A 6 year old laughs an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
  48. Teeth cleaning has been traced back to the first tribes in Africa and Australia, however the Chinese was credited with inventing the bristle brush toothbrush.
  49. Only female mosquitoes bite. Females need the protein from blood to produce their eggs.
  50. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.


That's It

So there it is, more trivia, do with it as you will. Now go, be the hit of the party, the star of the show, oh, just go and have fun with it.

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Arlene!

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      arlene 5 years ago

      :D so nice i actually enjoy reading

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      I really love trivia, so it was easy to write, I appreciate your visit.

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      Ashantina 6 years ago

      How amazingly interesting!! Bookmarked.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Moulik Mistry for stopping and reading my hub. Hope to see you again soon.

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Very interesting, loved it...

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you bingskee, it was my pleasure. See you soon.

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      bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      'Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blonds to brunettes.' - scary for the little children

      thank you for sharing these trivias, and a happy new year!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks s-smart for stopping and reading, and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Please come back again.

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      s-smart 7 years ago

      awesome it is interesting conversation txn fastfreta

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Yeah, that is one of the perplexing ones for me too. Thanks for stopping by, please come again.

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      kims3003 7 years ago

      Wonderful article! Haha. I didn't no anyone even choked on pens...let alone ball point.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      I agree SweetiePie, they never fail to help one make an impression. Thanks for stopping. See you soon.

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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      These are great conversation starter ideas. Thanks for sharing these!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Yes Tammy I have been busy, I attempting to do the 30 hub challenge. I don't think that I'll make it, but I'm giving it the old college try. I do love these so called trivial points. Thanks Tammy for stopping and reading. See you soon.

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Hi Freta...You have been busy lately. I haven't seen you. I am really enjoying your trivia Hubs, like I said before I am a trivia nut. I have even gotten my 8 year old into it.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Perplexing isn't it Micky Dee. Okay Micky Dee you promised, look forward to seeing you soon.

      Lady_E, I'm glad that you like these and that you can see good use for them. I'm trying to figure out how you choke on a ballpoint pen too, but I don't really want to know, because to know, I might have to experience it. (Smile).

      Thank you both for stopping again. I'll see you soon.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Very, very interesting. This can also be used as an icebreaker for a new class.

      11. Who are these people who manage to choke on ball pens? lol.

      29. I have concluded that there are no Ghosts in San Francisco then. lol.

      I really love this. Thanks :)

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      "A human loses around 100 strands of hair daily." I think I may be exceeding that. And why does it leave the top of my head and grow longer in my nose and on my ears?

      Thanks FF. If you post more- I will come!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks RevLady for stopping, glad to be of service. See you soon.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Another interesting hub and material to use in my newsletter. Thank you.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Feline Prophet for validating one of the facts in this hub, and thanks for stopping and reading. See you soon.

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago

      I recently discovered that chewing gum makes peeling onions tear-free and it's made my time in the kitchen that much more pain free! Shows that trivia is not so trivial after all! :)

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      I, also thought what a really crazy law that was. I am having fun doing these. Thanks BK for stopping, see you soon.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I like that Texas law - not just because it says a criminal must notify the potential victim - but proves that Texas is filled with idiot politicians. Of course if this actually worked we'd all be better for it.

      These are all great! Imagine thinking that cats are going to deliver the mail - and why would any woman want 69 children? Good grief!

      Well, we learn from this too - if most suicides are committed on Monday - it must have something to do with these lousy dead ends jobs that we dread going in to! We must improve our quality of life - yikes!

      Thanks for all the trivia!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Veronica, they claim that it was then and not now, but I wonder. Thanks for reading, see you soon.

      Hello, hello and creativeone, thank you both for reading, see you soon.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you fastfreta for all of our information on trivia hub. thank you so much for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Well, such knowledge. Thank you for posting.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      No wonder Coca-Cola is so addictive :) lol! And no wonder my kids get eaten up by mosquitoes more than their father and I. Very interesting fastfreta. This was a nice break from a cold and dreary day. By the way, the tidbit about five year olds being able to buy alchohol in France blew my mind.