Bite-sized knowledge for the hungrily curious

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

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

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

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

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

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

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

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

Which came first – chess or checkers?

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

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

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

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

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

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

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

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?

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

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

How long is an eon?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

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

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

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?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

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

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

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

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

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

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

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

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

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

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

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

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

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

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

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

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

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?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

Why does February have 28 days?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

Do non-human animals get cavities?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

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

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

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

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

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

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”?

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

What are the Seven Seas?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

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

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

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?

How does an exception prove a rule?

How much is a butt-load?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

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

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

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

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

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

What is a semordnilap?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

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

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

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

How long is a “moment”?

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

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

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

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

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

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

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

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is zero to the power of zero?

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?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

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

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

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

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

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

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What is Yule?

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

When is a word opposite of itself?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

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

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

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

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

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

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

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?

Wisdom Biscuits’ First Anniversary Trivia Quiz – Wed Aug 12

Wisdom Biscuits’ First Anniversary Trivia Quiz – Wed Aug 12

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

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

Is “combobulated” a word?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

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

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

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

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

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

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

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

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?