Thursday, March 08, 2007

Indiana Trivia Book Released

Trivia and the pursuit of the trivial are embedded in American culture. Who hasn't dreamed of winning the million-dollar prize on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, decimating opponents in a rousing game of Trivial Pursuite, or zinging tidbits in to conversational breaks at social gatherings?

Although knowledge of Indiana trivia will not guarantee an appearance on national television, it can be fun, as Fred Cavinder proves in his new book from the IHS Press titled The Indiana Book of Trivia. The book resists commonly known Hoosier trivia such as Cole Porter was from Indiana or that Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history, in favor of listing odder, less historic facts about the Hoosier State and its inhabitants.

Cavinder is a former reporter and editor with the Indianapolis Star. He is also the author of The Indiana Book of Quotes, also published by the IHS Press, and Amazing Tales from Indiana, More Amazing Tales from Indiana, and The Indiana Book of Records, Firsts, and Fascinating Facts, all published by Indiana University Press.


prime816 said...

those trivia really entertain me much specially when the trivia are very informative. It really gives me a lot of information regarding deferentsubjects. There are a lot of people also who likes trivia just because they are fun of it but it does really help us a lot also to aware on deferent things.


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Nykemartyn said...

Chicago area fans at the Borders store in LaGrange, Ill., will delight in getting their fortunes told as part of the "Go Ask Alice" activity and will enjoy bloody vampire drinks (red snow-cones) in the cafe where they can also play Guitar Hero and enjoy karaoke.


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