Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

January 4: Trivia Day

January 4 is a bit of a slow holiday. As far as I can find, it’s

  • the eleventh day of Christmas
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton’s feast day for Catholics
  • the Day of the Fallen Against the Colonial Repression in Angola
  • the Day of the Martyrs in the Congo
  • Independence Day in Myanmar
  • Ogoni Day in Nigeria
  • Trivia Day

As Trivia Day is so absolutely random, I am going to celebrate it by sharing two random pieces of Bible trivia with you.

They named me what?

First, the longest name in the Bible is located in Isaiah 8: Maher-shalal-hash-baz. Try saying that three times! (My husband swears this would be a great name for a son!)

Second, no matter what everyone tells you, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) is not the shortest verse in the Bible. Flip over to Job 3:2 for your new piece of trivia: “He said.” Two words, less letters whether in English or the original languages.

Now, go be slightly obnoxious, and celebrate Trivia Day by telling everyone you meet some Ā ridiculously random piece of useless trivia.


Did you know that the first M&Ms were made for American soldiers in WWII?