John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have created a fantastic book that greatly appeals to the trivia junkie in me. "The Book of General Ignorance" gives us answers to all the questions we thought we already knew the answers to. I've been obsessed with this book for the last couple of weeks. Relearning things you though you knew will do that to you.
So, I thought I'd share a little taste of this book from time to time. Just a sampling of the questions found within. Feel free to give your best guess. Honor system rules here, so no cheating by using the book itself. However, if you can give a correct answer, we'll work out some sort of prize system (do be determined later).
1. "Which way does the bath water go down the drain?"
a. Clockwise b. Counterclockwise c. Straight down d. It depends
2. "What was Billy the Kid's real name?"
a. William H. Bonney b. Kid Antrim c. Henry McCarty d. Brushy Bill Roberts
Feeling game? Give your best guess (or drop some serious knowledge) and let's see if we really know the stuff we think we know.