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- In Ancient Rome, Trivium meant the lower arts. They were grammar, logic and rhetoric. Quadrivium was higher education.
- Triviae means “three roads” which was a common place. These words helped to create travalis , “appropriate to the street corner“.
- In 1918, a book by Logan Pearsall Smith called, “Trivialities, Bits of Information of Little Consequence”, became popular. This was one of the main starts of modern trivia.
- In the 1960s, college students started to quiz each other as a game. This turned into a phenomenon after a newspaper article about it.
- HQ Trivia pays out millions of dollars on it’s live game app.