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Countries starting with a C!

Another geography round. This time it is countries starting with a C…..C for Christmas!

November 2018 Recap – Random Trivia Generator by the Numbers

Hello dear readers and fans of the Random Trivia Generator and welcome to another monthly update. The purpose of these posts is to provide a peek behind the curtain and all the action that takes place to bring the tens to thousands of trivia questions to users. 

New Questions

Since the last monthly recap in October I added 69 new questions to the main Random Trivia Generator website. As of this post, the site is sitting at 20,200 trivia questions. 

I want to thank everyone who sent in questions and corrections.

New Developments

Due to the surprising usage of the old site, I have started to slowly add more questions and tag older questions. In November I added over 100 new questions, dozens of new tags, and tagged hundreds of questions. Right now the tags are accessible via the sub-categories link, but I am thinking of changing that in the future.

Stay tuned for even more questions next month.

October 2018 Recap – Random Trivia Generator by the Numbers

Hello dear readers and fans of the Random Trivia Generator and welcome to another monthly update. The purpose of these posts is to provide a peek behind the curtain and all the action that takes place to bring the tens to thousands of trivia questions to users. 

New Questions

Since the last monthly recap in September I added 50 new questions to the main Random Trivia Generator website. As of this post, the site is sitting at 20,131 trivia questions. 

I want to thank everyone who sent in questions and corrections.

New Developments

Due to the surprising usage of the old site, I have started to slowly add more questions and tag older questions. In October I added over 250 new questions, dozens of new tags, and tagged hundreds of questions. Right now the tags are accessible via the sub-categories link, but I am thinking of changing that in the future.

Stay tuned for even more questions next month.

Q: Who wrote and directed the film "American Graffiti"?

A: George Lucas

Random Responses

I regularly receive e-mails with corrections, some of which are valid, suggestions for alternative answers, ways questions can be misinterpreted and so on. I take each one seriously and I do look into every request. I often have a discussion with users, especially those who are related to people whose names are forever immortalized, and we end up rephrasing questions or sometimes completely eliminating some from the database.

Once in a while, I get such requests submitted as questions. I take those seriously as well, but I cannot have discussions with those users because there is no way to contact them back. When you submit a question, this site does not capture any private details, just the question you submit. Therefore, I have decided to publish some responses publicly now in the hopes that the user sees the response. There won’t be many of these posts since these submissions are rare, but here goes it…random response #1.

I received the following from a user (there are no edits):

“question” : “? #7 says peacocks do not lay eggs”
“answer” : “You need to correct it. They do lay eggs. “

Unfortunately there is no indication to which question this is referring to. After a bit of digging through the 20,000+ question, I concluded that it refers to the following one:

“question” : “What color eggs do peacocks lay?”
“answer” : “They don’t lay eggs”

The reason why this question will not be changed is because it is meant to be a tricky question. Peacocks do not lay eggs, but peahens do. A peacock is a male peafowl while a peahen is a female peafowl. Males from these species do not lay eggs.

If it makes everyone feel better, I fell for this question years ago so I made it one of the first trivia questions when I created the original database.