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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Dec. 30, 1809, in Boston, a law was passed forbidding what headwear at balls?
  2. What kind of fish is Nemo?
  3. “Yule-hole” means a belt hole you must make or move to after you have eaten/drank too much over the holidays; this word is native to what country: Australia, Scotland or USA?
  4. In December 2022, Joel Strasser of Idaho achieved what Guinness World Record for decorating his beard?
  5. On Dec. 31, 2007, what project was completed in Boston?
  6. Where on New Year’s Eve is there official confetti with personalized messages from around the world?
  7. What holiday do Pastafarians of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster celebrate?
  8. In 2022, Coca-Cola suspended operations in what country?
  9. On Jan. 1, 1902, the L Street Brownies swim club began where in South Boston?
  10. What Scottish poet wrote “Auld Lang Syne”?
  11. On Jan. 2, 1893, what famous abolitionist (who once lived in New Bedford and Lynn) spoke at the dedication of the Haitian Pavilion at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago?
  12. Why was Bluetooth named after Harald Bluetooth, the 900s Viking King of Denmark?
  13. On Jan. 3, 1920, the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to what team?
  14. According to Guinness World Records, a picture of soccer star Lionel Messi doing what recently became the most liked Instagram post?
  15. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it” – what author used that line to adorn his fireplace in Hartford, Conn.?
  16. How many sides does a snowflake have?
  17. January 4 is National Trivia Day; what game involving trivia debuted in 1981?
  18. Do polar bears hibernate?
  19. In the World Cup, how many goals did host Qatar score over its three losses?
  20. On Jan. 5, 1949, President Harry Truman’s State of the Union address recommended the “Fair Deal,” referencing what program package of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt?
  1. Masks (Masquerade balls were considered bad for morals.)
  2. Clownfish
  3. Scotland (according to Scottish National Dictionary)
  4. The most Christmas baubles in a beard (710)
  5. The Big Dig
  6. Times Square in NYC
  7. “Holiday” (around the time of Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Christmas)
  8. Russia
  9. Carson Beach
  10. Robert Burns
  11. Frederick Douglass
  12. He was known for bringing together parts of Denmark and Norway, and developing the technology brought some companies together.
  13. The Yankees
  14. Lifting the World Cup
  15. Mark Twain
  16. Six
  17. Trivial Pursuit
  18. No
  19. One
  20. The New Deal

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