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.