Here's a trivia site on time and measurements
The "game host's" name (which we had never had reason to note before) is "Felix Hypotenuse." "Felix" is from Latin, and is related to "felicity," another word they sing in Pirates of Penzance. It's fun for me that Holly enjoys that sort of trivia.
you can get to LOTS of other things (flags, maps/geography, trivia, art/icons, older anthems, a BBC radio quiz on national anthems, how to draw the Union Jack...)
As they got older, and war games, movies about history, and international celebrities came over their intellectual horizon, so did trivia about the borders of countries. What's with Tibet? Taiwan? When did Italy and France settle into their current borders? Why does Monaco have royalty? The Vatican really has cash machines in Latin? What's the difference between UK and Great Britain? Is Mexico in north or central America? Were Americans REALLY that afraid of and ignorant about the Soviet Union in the 60's? In answering those questions, the terms and trivia of history, geography, philosophy, religion and political science come out. The words are immediately useful, and tied to ideas and pictures and knowledge the child has already absorbed, awaiting just the name, or the definitions, or the categories.
foreign stamps trivia books (not quite trivia, but yesterday I left a little What would Buddha Do? book in the bathroom—
(about Encore:) This is one of many trivia games, though it's one of the most unique.
There was a trivia book and a "roadside history," but the map book was the star of that show.
English — oddities, trivia and mysteries
I'm talking about collections of trivia. These are gold and diamond mines for unschooling.
A beautiful site with MUCH chess art, trivia, interaction, cartoons and a list of movies involving chess...
Sometimes to understand a joke, people have to know three or four different things already. Sometimes a piece of humor ties together LOTS of trivia/learning in ways other things can't do.