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Congratulations to The Electric Mayhem on winning our quiz last night!

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

What is a semordnilap?

What is Yule?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

The Publess Pub Quiz (a Wisdom Biscuits Online Trivia Event) – Tues Jun 16

What is a wisdom biscuit?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why does February have 28 days?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

Our Next Live Quiz – Monday Oct 19th at 8pm

Our Next Live Quiz – Monday Oct 19th at 8pm

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

Why can’t you own a single Guinea Pig in Switzerland?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

How long is a “moment”?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Do non-human animals get cavities?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

What is a ‘fatberg’?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Are redheads going extinct?

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

When is a word opposite of itself?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

How does an exception prove a rule?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

What percentage of the human body is made up of other organisms?

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why is there no E grade?

Why is there no E grade?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which was named first, Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

What are the Seven Seas?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

What connects Stanley Kubrick, JRR Tolkien, and The Beatles?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?

Which came first – the electric car or the gasoline car?

Why do we say soccer instead of football in North America?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is zero to the power of zero?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

Which came first – chess or checkers?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

How much is a butt-load?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

Is “combobulated” a word?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

The “Keanu’s 56th Birthday” Wisdom Biscuits Quiz – Wed Sept 2nd

The “Keanu’s 56th Birthday” Wisdom Biscuits Quiz – Wed Sept 2nd

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

Wisdom Biscuits’ First Anniversary Trivia Quiz – Wed Aug 12

Wisdom Biscuits’ First Anniversary Trivia Quiz – Wed Aug 12

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

WB Trivia Quiz 2: The Squeakquel – Jul 7, 2020

WB Trivia Quiz 2: The Squeakquel – Jul 7, 2020

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?

The Wisdom Bisquiz – live online trivia, July 27, 2020

The Wisdom Bisquiz – live online trivia, July 27, 2020

Was Sputnik the first man-made object in space?

Next Live Online Quiz – Mon Sep 21 at 8pm

Next Live Online Quiz – Mon Sep 21 at 8pm

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

How long is an eon?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?