Category: History

Quizzing Your Mates on History

If you’re a history buff, you’re a great asset to any pub quiz. You might also be able to stump your friends, and show off your superior knowledge. Get some of your favourite people together to practice and prepare for the next local pub quiz night, or to play amongst yourselves.

Save hundreds or even thousands on employing a quiz master to run your event, and customise it to your history-loving audience! Any history topic provides plenty of fascinating fodder, but if you’re stumped on where to begin there are some great topic ideas listed here.

British History

From the 6 wives of Henry VIII to the incredible efforts of the Suffragettes, British History is full of incredible women. There are plenty of interesting men too, of course!

The Origins of Words and Phrases

Where does the phrase “to throw the baby out with the bathwater” come from, we hear you ask? From when there were no baths in most homes, and tubs were brought around for everyone in the house to wash in, that’s where. As the youngest household members babies would customarily go last, and the water would be so dirty by this time that it was not hard to imagine accidentally throwing the baby out if you were in too much of a rush. The saying is still used as a precaution against acting rashly. Knowing where phrases and words come from is fascinating, and will set you apart from the rest of the quiz pack.

Ancient History

Did the Ancient Egyptians mummify all their dead? What is Stone Henge thought to have been used for? Brush up on these areas to make any pub quiz losses in your past Ancient History in your own time!

Discover The History Of Ice Cream

Everything has a story, and ice cream has a thrilling one. It was created in the second century, with no origin date or inventor ever credited when it comes to the origin story. This...

Brush up on your South African Trivia

As the second most visited location on the African continent, South Africa is a favourite destination for many global travellers. Not only does it feature three capital cities and incredible landmarks, but it is...

The Domestication of The Chicken

Most people might not put a lot of thought into the roast chicken they had for dinner, or the scrambled eggs for breakfast, but the chicken, much like dogs and cats, has a long...

The 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World

Most of us are well aware of the 7 wonders of the modern world, which include such incredible sights as the Golden Gate Bridge, Panama Canal, and the Empire State Building. But these wonders...

Oldest Buildings

The Oldest Buildings Ever Found

Ancient history is endlessly fascinating. Finding old buildings, relics, and texts paints a picture of how our ancestors once lived, and how vibrant their lifestyles really were. Buildings are especially important to understanding history;...

Astonishing Facts And Figures: Earth And Space

Space has long been something of fascination to humankind. While some find the prospect of space travel intoxicating, others find it terrifying. Since the first manned space flight in 1961 by Yuri Gagarin, there...

Fascinating Facts About The Ancient Sumerians

Ancient Sumer is considered by many historians as the first civilisation to ever exist. The Sumerians are responsible for many of the modern concepts that take for granted today, such as a writing system,...

The Most Famous Ad Libs In Movies

Having a great script is a large part of the battle when it comes to making a great movie. However, an excellent cast is also an essential ingredient for the potion. Great actors will...