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  ridiculously random piece of useless trivia.


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