Today’s Trivia





When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon they honoured cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by leaving behind one of his medals. (source)


The New South China Mall is the worlds largest by gross leasable area, and second only to the Dubai Mall in total area. It is also 99% vacant and has been since it opened in 2005. (source)


TRIVIA UPDATE: Disney looks like it has enhanced it’s reputation as maker of movies which lose massive amounts of money. The US opening of The Lone Ranger has it set to join Mars Needs Moms and John Carter in the upper echelons of financially failed films. (source)


Civic authorities in Bangalore now shame property tax defaulters by sending drummers to make noise and wave banners outside their properties until the taxes are paid. (source)


Running through the rain can get you wetter than if you just walk. (source)


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  • Michael

    Picture trivia relationship: Dawn of the Dead is set in a shopping mall.

    • James Howlett

      Quite right. I’m trying to calibrate the perceived difficulty and wasn’t sure if original Dawn was too obscure. Glad to see it isn’t.

  • RightOfGenghis

    Even in the Tour de France we have a booby prize! The rider who has taken most time is called the lanterne rouge (red lantern, as in the red light at the back of a vehicle so it can be seen in the dark) and in past years sometimes carried a small red light beneath his saddle

    • John Q Public

      Except that bloke was the only one not on the juice, so was a winner anyway.

      • RightOfGenghis

        Many a true word…

  • Col

    I wondered what that drumming noise was outside.