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Are you interested in sharing and exchanging little-known facts? If so, then you’ll love tomorrow’s unofficial holiday, National Trivia Day.
Although the exact origin of Trivia Day is unknown, many people credit the game, Trivial Pursuit as the start. The creators of the game, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, wanted to play Scrabble but were disappointed to learn several of their board games’ pieces had gone missing. Rather than dwell on their misfortune, they decided to create their own game. The concept of Trivial Pursuit was conceived in a matter of hours.
In honor of National Trivia Day, we’d thought we’d celebrate with fun facts inspired by our favorite WLF service projects:
- The Wisconsin Lions Camp was the dream of which well-known Lion? Ray Hempel.
- How large is the camp in acreage? 440.
- What is the ratio of staff to campers? 1:6
- How tall is the famous Totem Pole Na-Wak-Wa? 38 feet.
- Louie the Lion, the guardian of the Wisconsin Lions Camp, is made out of what materials? Concrete and old gun barrels.
- The Eyeglass Recycling Center in Rosholt is one of how many worldwide facilities? 18.
- At any given point, how many pairs of eyeglasses are available at the ERC? 125,000.
- How many Americans are affected by hearing loss? An estimated 48 million.
- What percentage of a child’s learning is related to sight? 80%.
- Vision problems affect one ins how many school-aged children? 4.
- How many children are adequately screened for vision problems in the US? Less than 20%.
Finally, did you know that your donation to Lions Pride helps us to preserve, protect and provide for all of these projects and more? What’s more, you have the ability to designate your gift to the project of your choice.
Together, we have the opportunity to reach, touch and improve lives all over the state; and we are so appreciative of your continued support.
Happy National Trivia Day!