Quiz Your Way Through Today’s News: Trivia That’s Anything But Trivial

Welcome to the trivia corner of HowSmart.net, where news isn’t just something you read – it’s something you play! Ever wondered how the Jan. 30 events could make your next quiz night a blast? Buckle up because we’re about to turn headlines into trivia that makes Jeopardy look like child’s play.

Video: The Jan. 30, 2024, News Trivia Update

Super Bowl Saga: More Than Just a Game

Super Bowl 58
Super Bowl 58. Screenshot: CBS Sports

First, let’s talk about American football’s biggest night – no, not Thanksgiving. The other one. Super Bowl 58 is shaping to be less of a rematch and more of a grudge match. The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are going head-to-head, and let’s just say, if rivalries were a sport, this would be its Olympics. Remember Miami in Super Bowl 54? Well, in Super Bowl 58, Vegas says, ‘Hold my beer.’ This face-off isn’t just about touchdowns; it’s about settling scores.

Can you recall last year’s game? Take our 2023 Sports Quiz

Tennis’ Rising Star: Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner. Screenshot: Australian Open TV – YouTube

Switching gears to tennis, where rackets speak louder than words, 22-year-old Jannik Sinner proved that being down isn’t the same as being out. In a stunning display at the Australian Open, he turned a two-set deficit into a Grand Slam title. It’s the kind of comeback story that even Hollywood would say is a bit too dramatic. This victory isn’t just a win; it’s a walking, talking, racket-swinging Italian renaissance: He’s the first Italian since 1976 to win a grand slam.

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Art World’s Lost Treasure: Klimt’s Comeback

Gustav Klimt, Fräulein Lieser
Gustav Klimt, Fräulein Lieser

Moving on to art, where sometimes things get so lost, even GPS can’t find them. Gustav Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Fräulein Lieser’ played the ultimate hide-and-seek game for nearly 100 years. Painted in 1917, this masterpiece took a century-long sabbatical only to turn up and say, ‘Guess who’s back?’ Now valued at $54 million, this painting is not just a canvas and colors; it’s a time-traveling treasure.

Do you love the fine arts? Take our Arts Quiz.

‘Despicable Me 4’: New Villain on the Block

Maxime Le Mal
Maxime Le Mal. Screenshot: Despicable Me 4 / Illumination

And finally, in movie news, ‘Despicable Me 4’ introduces us to its newest villain, Maxime Le Mal, voiced by Will Ferrell. Move over traditional bad guys; there’s a new king of chaos in town, and he’s got a sense of humor to boot. This Jul. 3, it’s not just about popcorn and soda; it’s about cheering for a villain who’s as hilarious as he is despicable.

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“So, there you have it – the Jan. 30 news served up with a side of smarts and a sprinkle of sass. Stay tuned to HowSmart.net for your daily dose of trivia that’s as informative as it is entertaining. Remember, in the world of trivia, every fact is a gem, and every gem has its shine.


We cross-checked our Jan. 30, 2024, news trivia facts with the world’s leading news providers.

  1. 2024 Super Bowl (49ers vs. Chiefs) Coverage:
    • 2024 Super Bowl: How to watch 49ers vs. Chiefs in Super Bowl 58 in HDR and 4K on CBS CBS Sports
    • 2024 Super Bowl: KC Chiefs vs. SF 49ers NPR
    • San Francisco 49ers set up Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rematch The Independent
    • Super Bowl 58: San Francisco 49ers fight back to set up Kansas City Chiefs rematch BBC Sport
    • Super Bowl: Patrick Mahomes Chiefs will face Brock Purdys 49ers AP News
  2. Gustav Klimt Painting Rediscovered:
    • A Klimt painting that was lost for nearly 100 years CBS News
    • Gustav Klimt Painting: Portrait of Fräulein Lieser to be Auctioned in Vienna Bloomberg
    • Gustav Klimt portrait found after almost 100 years BBC News
    • Klimt portrait, missing for nearly a century, could sell for $54 million CNN
    • Lost Gustav Klimt painting found after almost 100 years Sky News
  3. Australian Open Men’s Final 2024:
    • Australian Open Men Final 2024: Jannik Sinner beats Daniil Medvedev BBC Sport
    • Jannik Sinner sinks Daniil Medvedev to win first slam title The Guardian
    • Sinner rallies from 2 sets down to beat Medvedev in Australia AP News
  4. Despicable Me 4 Film Updates:
    • Despicable Me 4 Trailer: Will Ferrell and Sofia Vergara Join Cast Variety
    • Despicable Me 4 trailer is out now. Watch here ABC News
    • Will Ferrell Joins Steve Carells Gru in Despicable Me 4 Trailer People
    • ‘Despicable Me 4’ Trailer Arrives, Full Cast Revealed Deadline