Now’s your time to shine. You finally got invited to a gathering of your peers – a “party,” to the layperson. You’ve been preparing all week – catching up on a lifetime of sports to enhance your small talk, watching hours of roast battles so you can properly razz your host, upping your tolerance so you can drink 2 or 3 La Croix without getting sleepy.

Your first two attempts didn’t exactly go as planned. The first room didn’t care much about the controversial 1908 Olympic Tug of War championship. The second room just didn’t appreciate your tight five (maybe roasting the host's 3-year-old was a little over the line for this woke crowd). But here you are, at the precipice of a new room, and this time, you’ve got a foolproof plan. You’re bringing out the big guns: fun bits of knowledge. 5 minutes from now, you’ll be hailed as the smartest person is this whole dumb room. And it’s all because you read that one trivia list.

This is your moment. Go get ‘em, tiger.

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