Jeff Dorris

Deliberations from Dorris

Jeff Dorris is the Editor of the Delta Dunklin Democrat


Trivial pursuits

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Thursday night I competed with some friends in a trivia contest presented by the Three Rivers Endowment Trust to benefit the Kennett Student Success Fund..

It was a great night filled with lots of laughter and fellowship.

Itís always fun to see just how ignorant I am when it comes to certain subjects like 90ís pop culture, Disney princesses, and famous moms.

On the flip side of that I actually do learn quite a bit.

Here are few amazing facts that you might not be aware of.

Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

Reno is farther west than Los Angeles.

Only female mosquitos will bite you.

At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won more Grammys (4) than Elvis did his entire career (3).

Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.

Herbert Hoover was Stanfordís football team manager. At the first Stanford-Cal game in 1892, he forgot to bring the ball.

Scissors were invented by Leonardo da Vinci.

In one night a mole can dig a 300 foot tunnel.

The average American will spend an average of six months during his lifetime waiting at red lights.

Youíll eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

These are just a few little facts that may help you with your trivia game.

If nothing else these tidbits of knowledge are good conversation starters.

I encourage you to participate in the various area trivia fundraisers.

Itís always a good cause and a fun night with your neighbors.

Donít be afraid to guess wrong or embarrass yourself by excitedly yelling out the correct answer.

Believe me you will not be the first.

If after careful consideration, you decide trivia is too challenging for you, well, thereís always bingo.

See you out there.

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