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Most points so far today: 1. genoveva (10036)   2. ClarkyB (9974)   3. Aph1976 (9475)  
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December 8, 2022: Today is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. These movies may help you do so. Play our Time Travel in Movies Quiz!

FT News: The 43rd FunTrivia Global Challenge has just begun! This is a long-ru... (see news)
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A total of 136 Daily Challenges have been completed so far today.

Some new quizzes over the last week: 1. Angel of Harlem (LeoDaVinci)     2. Wordwise Revisited (stedman)     3. Wordwise Refurbished (rossian)     4. 2022 FIFA World Cup Part 2: The Round of 16 (1nn1)     5. 2000s ARIA Top 50 Albums Chronology Vol. 33 (wwe84)    
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The Quiz of the Hour is "Human Science" (by awkins). Play it and earn 100 bonus FunTrivia points!

A total of 36 players played in last hour's Quiz of the Hour. Cumulative Stats
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A new hourly Who's Smartest? (Television) game has just begun. 70 played last hr.

A new Word Wizard hourly word game has just begun. 67 players played last hr.

The Crystal Ball has reset! Last hour's word was splenitis. Guess this hour's word and win a badge!
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ClarkyB guessed the word of the hour! It was splenitis.
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A new Television quiz added today: "Andor" S1:E1 & S1:E2 (Triviaballer)    
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Popular quizzes last hour: 1. Fill My Cup (Kankurette)     2. Dutch Proverbs I (jokevv)    

Challenges completed this hour: Path of the Predators (cazbee)
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A new Who's the Expert? has begun. This hour: Bodies of Water. 45 played last hr.

Born on this Day: 1894 : James Thurber, American writer, humorist and cartoonist

This hour's Mixed Intermediate hourly game has just begun! 80 players played last hr.
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A total of 69 new quizzes have been added in the past week. You can make one here.

Ayerst was the last player to complete challenge Clear Focus (Dec 07 22)
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A Challenge to complete: Halloween 2017 (Misc)

This challenge was a time-limited event during late October and early November 2017. It is no longer available.



The Evil Twin is at it again! At least this time, he didn't lock me up in any dungeon. But he has a new plan: He dug a HOLE into the LAWN, right in front of the Tower of Challenges. Not any hole, but a mass grave, the final resting place of the tens of thousands of quizzes authors have begun but never finished. He's preparing a dark ritual to release the ghosts of quizzes past and overwrite our trove of trivia with blank quizzes, random letters, hopeless grammar and worse feats of authoring than you can ever imagine.

Thankfully, we can disrupt his plans, but I need your help. That evil cat has installed a magic barrier that prevents me from getting into the tower. So you will need to venture in and retrieve some lanterns. Nine of them, to be exact, all different. Once you have them, place them on the grave. I already have put markers on the graveyard to show which one needs to go where. Once you have found them all, light them with your trivia abilities. Just make sure the evil spirits don't put them out again - you need all nine lit at the same time to dispel the darkness that threatens us.

The usual precautions apply - we need to keep discussions out of the open to not tip him off, but your team message boards are safe for discussing everything related to the latest threat. He still can't get there. Those of you absolutely wanting to go solo, be aware that you need to be in a team, even if you're the only member. Oh, in case you should find two identical lanterns, you only need one of them. The second one is for those of you who might have problems lighting the primary - but either one works.

A map of the graveyard with the lanterns you need to light can be found at the link below. It will also track what you have lit at any time, so check back often!

We are certain you have at least a week of time to prevent disaster, but the evil one's plans and powers can never be exactly estimated.

Addendum: Our magical research team has come up with some additional information.

  • Those adepts looking for instructions on how to light lanterns should venture beyond the graveyard and go into the tower itself.

  • Except for the moment of triumph, everything you do causes both light and darkness. You just might not notice both - lit lanterns can't get any brighter and dark ones can't go out again.

  • The art of lighting lanterns is a lot like that of getting dressed. Putting on your pants and coats before your underwear is not a great idea either.


We had a recent visit from a Hogwarts professor. She just shook her head at some of the attempts being made here. "Don't they understand that, in magical rituals, there is only one correct order in which to do things? And when in doubt about two steps, anything related to undead has to work towards the grave. Always do the one away from the grave first!" I wanted to ask her more, but she had already transformed into a cat and disappeared over the wall... [ 302 winners so far. ]


Today's FunTrivia Duel includes Country Music by Year, Movies, and Family Life.
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A new Easier Trivia (General) game has just begun. 90 played last hr.

Division C League Leaders:1. The Beeronians 2. USA East Coast Players 3. Aussies 
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Today's Trending Topics: 1. Thematic Fun 2. In Other Words by Decade 3. Things in Common 
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Challenges completed this hour: Path of the Predators (cazbee)
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FT News: The 43rd FunTrivia Global Challenge has just begun! This is a long-ru... (see news)

December 8, 2022: Today is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. These movies may help you do so. Play our Time Travel in Movies Quiz!
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Some new quizzes over the last week: 1. "Wednesday" S1:E8 "A Murder of Woes" (Triviaballer)     2. "Dark Souls 3" for Nerds II (cavalier87)     3. Dr Seuss Haiku For Children (Ilona_Ritter)     4. The Go-Go's 8 (SpyderFuzz)     5. Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) (Triviaballer)    

A total of 100 Daily Challenges have been completed so far today.
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A total of 31 players played in last hour's Quiz of the Hour. Cumulative Stats

The Quiz of the Hour is "Ten Days That Shook the World" (by looney_tunes). Play it and earn 100 bonus FunTrivia points!
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Most points so far today: 1. genoveva (7775)   2. Aph1976 (7010)   3. alan56 (6214)  
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A new hourly Who's Smartest? (Movies) game has just begun. 55 played last hr.

A new Word Wizard hourly word game has just begun. 72 players played last hr.

An Obscurity hourly game has begun. 23 players played last hr.

The Crystal Ball has reset! Last hour's word was prologuize. Guess this hour's word and win a badge!
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A new Music quiz added today: 2000s ARIA Top 50 Albums Chronology Vol. 33 (wwe84)    
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Popular quizzes last hour: 1. Fill My Cup (Kankurette)     2. With Each Rising Sun (looney_tunes)    
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gtho4 guessed the word of the hour! It was prologuize.
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A new Who's the Expert? has begun. This hour: Spain. 27 played last hr.

On this day in History: 1981 : Arthur Scargill became leader of 'The National Union Of Mineworkers'

This hour's Mixed Intermediate hourly game has just begun! 82 players played last hr.
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Bootsea6 was the last player to complete challenge Your First Quizzes (Dec 07 22)

A total of 69 new quizzes have been added in the past week. You can make one here.
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Today's FunTrivia Duel includes Country Music by Year, Geography, and Literature.

A Challenge to complete: Cat Hunting (More Difficult)

Meow Mrrioauw Hissss Mrr...

[Chirp of translation computer being enabled, obviously belonging to an entirely different species than this one]

...ose dogs getting a full badge while we only have a badgelet. While size doesn't matter to us, it does to humans, so we feel slighted that people would be more rewarded for dealing with.. them - and they would also get so many more quizzes than us. So how about a second badgelet to even up the quiz count? Strength in numbers and such... and while you're at it, how about writing the quizzes for it in a special challenge all for us? A quiz commission might do; those usually produce good work...

[sound of Kyle assigning random titles to unprepared authors]

Here, kitty, kitty... [ 636 winners so far. ]


A Buzzy Bee scavenger hunt remains unsolved in the World : U.S. Supreme Court Justices category. One of the quizzes in that category is the magic quiz. Be the first player to score at least 70% in the magic quiz (HTML version), and you will win the Buzzy Bee badge! (more info)
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A new Easier Trivia (History) game has just begun. 87 played last hr.

Division B League Leaders:1. Retired And Loving It 2. Pi in the Sky 3. The British 
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Today's Trending Topics: 1. Thematic Fun 2. In Other Words by Decade 3. Things in Common 
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Challenges completed this hour: I am the Expert! (eevee22)

A Buzzy Bee scavenger hunt remains unsolved in the World : U.S. Supreme Court Justices category. One of the quizzes in that category is the magic quiz. Be the first player to score at least 70% in the magic quiz (HTML version), and you will win the Buzzy Bee badge! (more info)
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FT News: The 43rd FunTrivia Global Challenge has just begun! This is a long-ru... (see news)

December 8, 2022: Today is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. These movies may help you do so. Play our Time Travel in Movies Quiz!
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Most points so far today: 1. genoveva (5489)   2. Aph1976 (5105)   3. matthewpokemon (4738)  
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Some new quizzes over the last week: 1. Angel of Harlem (LeoDaVinci)     2. See a New Horizon Built (WesleyCrusher)     3. Built on All That We Have Done (looney_tunes)     4. Here Lies (4) (heatherlois)     5. Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) (Triviaballer)    

A total of 50 Daily Challenges have been completed so far today.
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A total of 23 players played in last hour's Quiz of the Hour. Cumulative Stats

The Quiz of the Hour is "Cities in Shadow" (by reedy). Play it and earn 100 bonus FunTrivia points!
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A Buzzy Bee scavenger hunt remains unsolved in the World : U.S. Supreme Court Justices category. One of the quizzes in that category is the magic quiz. Be the first player to score at least 70% in the magic quiz (HTML version), and you will win the Buzzy Bee badge! (more info)