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

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

What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

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?

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

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

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”?

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 state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

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

Which came first – chess or checkers?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

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

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

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

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?

How much is a butt-load?

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?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

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 does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

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 is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

Next Live Online Quiz – Mon Sep 21 at 8pm

Next Live Online Quiz – Mon Sep 21 at 8pm

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

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

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

How long is an eon?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

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

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

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

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

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

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

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

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

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 is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

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 brimstone?

What is brimstone?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

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

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

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

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

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

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

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

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

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

What are the Seven Seas?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

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

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

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

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

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

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Why does February have 28 days?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

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

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

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?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

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 is a semordnilap?

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

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

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

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

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

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

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

What is a ‘fatberg’?

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

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

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?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

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

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

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

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?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

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

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

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

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

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

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 is a word opposite of itself?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

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?

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?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

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

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

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?

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

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

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

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

How long is a “moment”?

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

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

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

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?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

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

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

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

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

Is “combobulated” a word?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

Was Sputnik the first man-made object in space?

Why is there no E grade?

Why is there no E grade?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

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

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

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’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

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

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

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

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

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

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

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