My husband and I visited friends in Montana last fall, and I absolutely fell in love with the area. I have since ordered some books on Montana, including Montana Trivia. Merriam Webster defines trivia as a reference to bits of information, often of little importance, so I did some research on this. I find it fascinating that trivia is defined as being trivial and unimportant, yet there are hundreds of trivia books out there, including actor/actress specific trivia, sports and historical trivia, and even trivia about cancer and other diseases. The concept of trivia is far from insignificant, or there wouldn’t be books, apps and games devoted to knowing bits of trivia, nor would my Alexa Echo offer trivia options. I think what sets trivia apart from being unimportant is how you use the information you learn. Miles Kingston sums it up precisely in the quote below.
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad” ~Miles Kingston.