Posts Tagged ‘Sorry . . . Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong’

Fun Fact Friday, Number Nineteen!

April 14, 2017

Today’s fun fact comes from the category: American History.

Do you know what was the longest war fought by the United States?

The longest war fought by the United States was the war against the Apache nation (forty-six [46] years) and ended in 1886 with the surrender of Geronimo in New Mexico.

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

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Fun Fact Friday, Number Seventeen!

March 31, 2017

Today’s fun fact comes from the category: Geography.

Do you know which state is the easternmost state in the United States?

If you guessed Maine (or anywhere else on the “east” coast), you would have guessed wrong!  As you may be figuring out on this line of postings, what is sometimes considered to be the obvious answer is not always the case.

The easternmost state is actually Alaska.  Really?  How is this so?  Well, some of the Aleutian Islands (the Rat Islands and the Near Islands) lie west of the eightieth meridian (the dividing line between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres).

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong by Dr. Rod L. Evans.