Today’s Trivia




Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?


The Wild Turkey was just one vote away from beating out the Bald Eagle and the national bird of the US. I wonder if things might have turned out differently in history based on that one symbol. (source)


Stalin was such a prick of a father his son tried to shoot himself. He survived the suicide attempt, causing Stalin to just remark that the boy ‘can’t even shoot straight’. (source)


In 1968 a bomber carrying 4 nukes crashed into Greenland – they’ve still only accounted for 3 of them. (source)


In the 50’s a guy painted himself up like a black man and traveled through various parts of the US. He chronicled the blatant racism and abuse he experienced in a book: “Black Like Me”. (source)


Marie Curie’s notebook has to be kept in a lead box and won’t be safe to handle for a long time yet. (source)


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  • jamie

    Superman and kryptonite in a lead box & Marie curie ?

  • All_on_Red

    I have no idea of the answer but would observe that with Obama they finally voted the turkey in.
    Trivia -, “bald” in the Eagles case actually means crown of white.

  • Michael

    Stalin – born Iosef Jugashvili and changed his name to mean ‘Man of Steel’. Link to 2.

    • James Howlett

      You got it – also I felt like 50% of our audience could do with some eye candy…

      • Michael

        Apparently the young Stalin was quite the looker, too. Here he is circa age 24.

        • Nige.

          what did his mother tell him…? “you would have been better to to have become a priest”

  • El Jorge

    John Howard Griffins Black Like Me is a great read, every teenager should read it before leaving home.

  • Pete

    # 3, Superman was on a fishing boat bound for Greenland when he stopped to rescue the guys on a burning oil rig?