When I am planning my trivia nights with friends and family, sometimes I prefer to prepare a more lighthearted game so we can spend the evening laughing and having fun. The best way to do this is by using funny trivia categories to create questions. This is a great way to change things up and have a great time with some offbeat categories.
For your next trivia night, try to play using some of these 22 funny trivia categories. After each question, I have provided a sample for context. Get creative and make your own questions using these comical categories. They will certainly add a new element of silly fun to your evening.
Funny Trivia Categories
1. Ugly Animals
Which heavenly sea creature should be mad at God for making its eyes way too big?
2. Is That Really Considered Art?
What is the name of this 1951 Barnett Newman Modern Art painting (valued today at $12 million USD) which is literally a blue rectangle with a white line down the middle?
3. The Worst Cars Ever Made
What is the name of this atrocious Ford created vehicle that was so fart inducing they named it after a Bean?
4. Famous Sports Cheaters
Who is the famous Argentinian soccer superstar who had a “special hand” in scoring an illegal goal during a quarter-final match between Argentina and England during the 1986 FIFA World Cup?
5. Basketball Slam Dunks: The Guys Who Got Dunked On
Which finger-wagging NBA center was famously dunked on and got a taste of his own medicine from Michael Jordan?
6. Canadian Sayings
What do Canadians call an unsophisticated person?
7. Famous Animals Who Are Better At Things than You
What is the name of this 1997 sports comedy film about a lonely boy and his dog who can school you in basketball?
8. People Don’t Actually Eat That, Do They?
What is this Filipino delicacy, which is a fertilized duck egg, with a partially developed embryo inside, boiled alive and eaten from the shell?
9. Sports Moments We Would Rather Forget
This exquisitely infamous NFL running play by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez occurred on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, against the New England Patriots?
The Butt Fumble
10. Architecture Is Inappropriate
What is the name of the “Egyptian Symbol” created by artist Paul Vella Critien in Luqa, Malta which looks like a giant phallus?
The Colonna Mediterranea
11. Meanwhile In Russia…
In Russia, which facial expression are children taught in school to not make?
12. Terrible Famous Books
What is the title of the 2011 E. L. James erotic romance novel that follows the relationship between a college graduate and a young, powerful businessman.
Fifty Shades of Grey
13. Weird Money
What form of currency on the island of Yap in Micronesia is valued based on how many people died during the process of transporting it and can range in size from five to 20 feet long in diameter?
14. High Grossing Movies That Stink
Which awful 2007 family comedy starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy reached #1 in the box office and grossed over $250 million?
15. Songs We Hate But Will NEVER Escape
What is the name of the children’s song featuring a family of sharks made insanely popular by a South Korean education company?
16. Deep-Sea Creatures Are Important, but Still Gross
What is this scary-looking deep-sea fish that gets its’ name from the glowing fishing rod-like appendage that hangs from the front of their mouths to attract other deep water fish?
17. Uranus Is A Planet (Grow Up)
How long does a season last on Uranus?
42 years (grow up)
18. Disgraced Politicians
Which infamous United States politician will live on in history for a political Administration scandal from 1972 to 1974?
19. Super Bowl Gaffes That Will Never Be Forgotten
Which Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman recovered a fumble and while returning it to the endzone for a touchdown, decided to extend the ball in celebration, but was stripped for a touchback right before scoring during Super Bowl XXVII?
20. Popular TV Shows That Are Unwatchable Today
Which TV series chronicles the crazy co-existence of a midwestern man and his Mediterranean distant cousin living together in a Chicago apartment?
21. “Facts” People Swear Are Real (but they’re not)
What is the only man-made object that is visible from space?
The Great Wall of China
22. The Worst Video Games Ever Made
What is the name of the 1982 film based Atari 2600 adventure video game that has been blamed for the 1983 video game crash?
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial