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Questions tagged [trivia]

Puzzles and questions around nonessential, specifically detailed knowledge on topics of popular culture.

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The Five Cardinals

I've got five cardinals, one without its mate. My house is made of exactly four-hundred and thirty-five nice solid bricks. (I'm kidding - they're rather fluffy.) My length is about two ...
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You Can't See Me Coz I'm NOT John Cena!

As a pack, we pursue the pity, for power, on the flee. As a king, I was a clashing knight, couldn't you see? As a wolf, I am white without any whispers; And just for fun, I'm first fish,...
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What is it? Based on a real person

Once a fruit has won a different fruit. Undesirably! What fruits are we talking about?
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Anime guess Riddle #9

Had not too much time to spend the last month, so here is the 9th part of the series Like in my eighth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is knowledge about this anime needed to solve ...
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“Always pass on what you have learned.”

I'm trying to decide what is the best quote of ancient earth history, and many, many choices have I. Can you help? I've narrowed it down some, and ordered it is, significantly: People who think ...
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Name that place!

An easy puzzle, but I hope it brings some fun (especially if you are a programmer). What's the name of the place?
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The Wall of Walls

I present to you... The Wall of Walls! \begin{matrix} \text{sniper} & \text{bauxite} & \text{marshmallow} & \text{viper} & \\ & \\ \text{sparrow} & \text{absolution} & \...
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riddle with keys

Part 1 I have keys, but I don’t open any locks. I have a ribbon, but I didn’t win, place or show. I need some help from nature to be useful. Part 2 Now what is special about this word? Hint:
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Anime guess Riddle #8

Like in my seventh part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is knowledge about this anime needed to solve it! I hope you have fun :) This time I've updated the Pokemon theme so it fits ...
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Anime guess Riddle #7

Like in my sixth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) This time I made a picture riddle:
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Anime guess Riddle #6

Like in my fifth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) This time I made a rebus riddle:
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Basic manners in the UK [closed]

You are a foreigner with heavy accent living in the UK. If you want to be polite getting off public transport, you can say a number and a letter to the driver. Which number and which letter?
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What ARE they talking about?

The other day I was in a group chat on that brilliant messaging app WhatsGoinOn? when some banter between a few of my friends totally baffled me. We had been getting nostalgic - talking about all the ...
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Garden Variety Family

Some siblings* were discussing the unique mathematical qualities of their respective ages the other day, and they determined that at one point in history, the following equations were true. $\hskip ...
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Anime guess Riddle #5

Like in my fourth part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. There is no knowledge about this anime needed to solve it, but it helps! I hope you have fun :) When the plants are cutted, by the ...
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Anime guess Riddle #4

Like in my third part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Braveheart story ...
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Anime guess Riddle #3

Like in my second part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) So Mr. ... youre ...
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Anime guess Riddle #2

Like in my first part, I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) My MC is the ...
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Anime guess Riddle

I'm searching for the name of an anime. Knowledge from the anime is required so maybe, if you havent seen it, you cant figure it out. I hope you have fun :) Arrrgh and a roman goddess are trying ...
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Who and what am I?

I went to the moon You followed me there I once played a tune You followed me here Now it's all runes You follow me everywhere Hint A (harder): Hint B (easier):
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A Mix of Puzzles

Weapon of the sea, undented, times x or y minus the first, reversed. 3-4 triangle complete. A bucky lemur nun. Shakespearean poem less nonagon's sides. Krypton minus vanadium. (omg ...
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A joyful song for all to hear

Figure out what each line is referring to, put them together, and then sing it loud for all to hear. I create and repair, but don't often destroy. You use my eye but I cannot see. Who? Me. When? ...
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A combination lock, I can only read half the hints, please help me!

A friend of mine sent me a birthday present, but after unwrapping it, I could see that it was a locked metal box, with a huge combination lock on it. The lock had 8 rings, each featuring the digits ...
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Show me… “Stack the Logs!”

I'm Daniel, a skinny teenager from New Jersey. My mom got a new job, so she and I had to move to Canyon City, California. I decided that I needed a new hobby, so I started taking classes at the YMCA. ...
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A Classic Conundrum

I had a quick idea for a puzzle that may or may not be too hard to solve, but nothing is too hard for Puzzling SE so let's give it a go. One of my friends gave me a list of classic books to read last ...
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Who would cross the Bridge of Death / Must answer me / These questions three:

Oh, Holy Grail, thou art puny and small When compared to the treasure I want most of all. It can sometimes—not always—be found in receptacles. So read, mark my words. If need, use your spectacles. ...
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A whale of a nested riddle

Each line has an answer. Each line's answers are clues for the paragraph's answer. Those in turn are clues for the section's final answer. The five final answers form a subjective list composed by me. ...
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Corsets, movie sets and assets

My prefix prefix does exhilarating kicks, My infix infix uncovered the wizard's tricks, My suffix suffix is quieter than a tick, Gone a century since, he made infinite picks.
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A rodent cooking pasta

A fair-haired small rodent with cherubic gaze was cooking string pasta in Occidental ways. A Monegasque prince was the person who pays, metallic drugs brought each man to a haze. An evil ...
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I live in a spaceship

I live in a spaceship that travels so 快地, along with a doctor who I find 真帅的, my features are 美丽, my name rhymes with 内力, it's my job to fix if the engine goes 坏了. Who am I?
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Eight is Enough

My wife and I are expecting our 8th child very soon. she is obsessed with patterns and named our first six children (all girls). In order, they are named for: A super-villainess whose alter ego is ...
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Follow the Crumbs #1

(This is a new format I wanted to play with. I'll post it as-is to start with and add clues around how to go about it if needed. Hopefully someone will first pick up the idea and follow the crumbs ...
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Michael Myers left me a note!

I came back from my run the other day and found this note left on my kitchen table. It was a terrifying experience when I learned it was from the masked psychopath Michael Myers himself. I really don'...
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Can you follow Directions?

Unemployed? Lk no further! Are you: Able to follow directions? Able to read Flowcharts? Highly motivated? Able to count on your hands and feet without utilizing your big toes and thumbs? Well ...
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new “Only Connect” puzzle

Please be kind - this is my first puzzle! ...
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Four Directions #6 - Where and what am I?

Inspired by metazen's riddles, I have decided to create my own To my west are a bunch of crooks To my north is a special fruit To my east is somewhere everyone wants to be To my ...
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Songplay (no.4)

Okay, so since the last few were easier than I expected them to be; this Songplay riddle will head over to another genre to try and stump some of you up! Good luck ...
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Songplay (no.3)

I have another simple Songplay riddle for you! Good luck to you all! Babe you're just like candy, Lips of yours divine. See you've got me thirsty, ...
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Songplay (no.2)

I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay...
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Songplay (no.1)

This took a while to write so I hope everyone enjoys it! The idea is for you to figure out what song it is and who it’s by. Good luck to you all! The Rules The riddle has to match the original ...
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Does Anyone Like Movies?

What two movies am I going to watch this weekend? GAMMD---------------------{02}SI FMDIDGAD------------------{02}GWTW ...
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Shouldn't it be “A bear pretending to be a human”?

Inspired by this amazing puzzle, this rebus puzzle, and this number puzzle, I create my first simple rebus: $(4, 2, 2) $ The answer is $4/(2+2)$ word consists of $4+2+2$ letters Hint 1 Hint 2 ...
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Random Riley Riddle Number 2

My Prefix is a place to stay, but famously said to go away. My Infix happens where you might find a trooper. When two become one, it really is super. My Suffix means to ignore, but spell it ...
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Anyone can do a Riley Riddle

I went through a random word generator until I found a nice one to make a Riley out of: My Prefix can crunch, wash, or rock. And can be found prominent, on those who aren't scared. My Infix ...
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Impractical, Improbable, and Incredible

My functions are complex, I will fight your wars. A design that'll perplex, not bought at your stores. Carefully crafted to be awesome, as I'm stuffed with weapons of war, Hear the bullets ...
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The only winning move is

I'm David, a 16-year old boy who likes video games. With my super-cute girlfriend Jennifer, I hacked into NORAD and started playing "Global Thermonuclear War" with the supercomputer WOPR. Then, Joshua,...
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Zeebus Puzzle #6

Walkers beware! You may not want to take a shot at this one...
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A Discworld Riley

My prefix is the heir to the apprentice of the final reality, Without the Ephebean "not" My suffix is both a noun and a verb Dwarf Bread is not an example of the noun, Though it may help ...
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What am I wearing today?

Captain of serenity. Lover of Polish beast slayer. Sister of double victor. Foul-mouthed one-eyed soldier. Murgo-hating emperor. Owner of runaway bum. Fateful answerer of "What do you want?" ...
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Take a Little Trip With Me!

On my way to work this morning, I was listening to SiriusXM and a song came on that always cheers me up. Not sure if it's for one reason, or another (spoilers, so I won't go into detail until an ...