Tag Archive: Trivia Tuesday

Sep 12

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Shortest Sentence

QUESTION: What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language? ANSWER: I am.

Jul 25

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Septet Homophone

QUESTION: What is the one septet of homophones in the English language? ANSWER: raise, rays, raze (to completely destroy), rase (to erase), rehs (mixtures of salts found in India), res (steps on the musical scale), reis (a currency unit in Brazil and Portugal).

Jul 11

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What is the world’s biggest island? ANSWER: Greenland.

May 23

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What is the longest word that can be typed using the top row of the QWERTY keyboard? ANSWER: Typewriter.

Apr 04

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: A hammer and a nail cost $1.10, and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail. How much does the nail cost? ANSWER: 5 cents. Source: I got this riddle from a Business Insider article that asked successful executives what questions they ask potential employees during interviews. This is the question that Jeff …

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Feb 07

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: How many gigabytes are in 1 terabyte? ANSWER: 1,024

Jan 10

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: Apiology

QUESTION: Apiology is the study of what? ANSWER: Apiology is the study of bees.

Dec 27

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: What Is The Largest Cardinal Number?

QUESTION: What is the largest cardinal number? ANSWER: According to The Grammar Bible, the largest counting number is called a googolplex. A googolplex is 10 raised to the power of googol. A googol is ten raised to the power of 100. To write out a googolplex in numerical form, you have to write the number …

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Dec 20

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: Who Invented Punctuation?

QUESTION: Who invented punctuation? ANSWER: According to, “The Grammar Bible,” most scholars credit Aristophanes of Byzantium with the creation of punctuation.

Nov 01

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What classic story do the words “Lilliputian” and “Brobdingnagian” originate from? ANSWER: Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Lilliputian, which means, “very small,” comes from a locality in the tome, Lilliput, where very tiny people lived. Brobdingnagian, which means, “very large,” comes from a geographic location in Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag, where giants resided. [Source: The …

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