- Trivia is a game played by those who realize that they have misspent their youth but do not want to let go of it. (E. Goodgold)
- Every American is entitled to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Trivia. (Trivial Pursuit game)
- the singular of trivia is trivium
- a perfect "trivia question" is one that initially stumps the listener, but the answer subsequently sounds familiar once revealed (otherwise the question would be considered either too familiar and therefore not trivia, or so unfamiliar and obscure as to be unanswerable and not as entertaining)
- Columbia University students Ed Goodgold and Dan Carlinsky, who created the earliest inter-collegiate quiz bowls that tested culturally significant yet ultimately unimportant facts, which they dubbed "trivia contests" in the 1960s and who wrote Trivia (Dell, 1966)
- former Sacramento air traffic controller Fred L. Worth, who published The Trivia Encyclopedia (1974), The Complete Unabridged Super Trivia Encyclopedia, and Super Trivia, vol. II; the popularity of books by Goodgold and Carlinsky, Worth and others in the 1960s and 1970s laid the groundwork for the first edition of the board game Trivial Pursuit in the early 1980s
- trivia came into English around 1968, meaning "Useless information or (knowledge of) matters of little importance"
- minutiae are precise details, small or trivial matters or points
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