Today’s Trivia





The America’s Cup is the oldest active trophy in international sport, predating the Ashes and Modern Olympics by decades. (source)


Adrian Carton de Wiart fought in the Boer War and both World Wars, earning the VC during WW1. He survived being shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip and ear. He survived a plane crash, tunnelled out of a POW camp and at one point had to bite off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. After it all he said “Frankly I had enjoyed the war…and why do people want peace if the war is so much fun”. (source)


Jesus personally said not to stand on street corners or in synagogues (churches) to pray, as that’s for the hypocrites trying to get attention. Matt 6:6. (source)


In 1967 Jimi Hendrix was the opening act for the Monkees. It was an arrangement that did not last. (source)


Mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was played by Jack Nicholson in The Departed. Before being picked up in 2011 he was reported seen watching the movie in San Diego in 2006. (source)


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  • Orange

    I think the modern equivalent of the street corner might be TV. The amount of cash you have to rake in in order to get on TV is obscene.

    On America’s Cup, I don’t know if it counts not being annual? Maybe. There’s golf and football that have had annual cups since um 1870ish. And the ol Scorton Silver Arrow thing awarded in archery has been up for grabs annually since 1673.

    • Bazar

      “On America’s Cup, I don’t know if it counts not being annual? Maybe. ”
      In that case, do the olympics count? Of course they do.

      What matters is that the tournament is active and hosts the best players of their sport.

      Being yearly is optional, and i’d argue that a trophy that can only be won once in 4 years is more meaningful than an annual trophy.