Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest
The Midwest Trivia Contest, broadcast over Lawrence
University's radio station, WLFM (91.1 MHz), was founded
in 1966 by J. B. deRosset, '66, and each January offers
50 consecutive hours of questions such as "What
is the Minnesota state muffin?" and "What
was the name of the first American hotel with indoor
plumbing? (answers: blueberry and the Tremont House
in Boston, respectively).
by some as the "World's Longest Running Trivia
Contest" (because of its custom of asking the last
question from one year as the first question of the
next) the Lawrence trivia fest has been written about
in Playboy, USA Today, American Airlines' in-flight
magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal,
and most of the newspapers in Wisconsin. The 1984 Trivia
Master, John Landis, '84, appeared on ABC's "Good
endeavor is governed by the Trivia Credo: "Trivia
is meant to be entertainment and should be perceived
solely in that light." Nevertheless, competitive
fervor runs high. The contest begins at 10:00:37 p.m.
on the Friday of Trivia Weekend; at midnight Sunday,
teams with the highest scores are declared the winners
in on-campus and off-campus categories, receiving prizes
such as pink plastic flamingos and stainless-steel bedpans.
As the Credo says, the idea is to have fun.
- anyone intersted can play; host WLFM excplains how
to get in on the action.
Trivia Asylum - Top
On- and Off-Campus Teams with point totals, Press
releases, and media coverage
- The Scarlet Armadillo Trivia Page is dedicated to
the history and documentation of trivia contests such
as The Lawrence University Midwest Trivia Contest