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?


In the late 19th century the South African railways employed a baboon to work as a railway signalman. He turned out to be pretty reliable and actually good at the job. (source)


While presenting the Medal of Honour to a solider President Truman once remarkedĀ  he’d ‘rather have one of these than be President’. (source)


Stray cats now live in the temple where Caesar was murdered. (source)


In Vietnam the Vietnam War is called the American War, or “War Against the Americans to Save the Nation”. (source)


Apparently that choir at the beginning of Mr Bean episodes are singing “Behold the man who is a bean”. (source)


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  • intelligentes candida diva

    Phoebe from friends sings Smelly Cat link 3 about stray cats?

    • James Howlett

      You know it diva! Too easy I guess.

      • intelligentes candida diva

        Hmm Dont knock a winner James, a win is a win and first time up for me on Daily Trivia so I’m happy and a great start for my WOBH year

        • James Howlett

          Diva! Sorry mate you’re quite right and deserving of a welcome to the top table!
          Wasn’t knocking you I was just a bit dark that 3 right answers popped up in less than the time it takes to type them in – but I should probably deal with my intellectual insecurity on my own time.

    • Never in the dark…..

      My wife named our last cat “Smelly Cat”. The various receptionists at the vet used to say “I guess it’s a freinds thing then”

  • Spam

    Link to number 3. In this episode, Phoebe was singing “Smelly Cat”.

  • stephen2d

    Easy peasy: smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you…

  • Item 5. Bean relates to coffee bean like Central Perk relates to coffee bean.

    (just to go for the non obvious)

  • Item 1, Ross had a monkey.

  • Nige.

    once removed….Phoebe is singing about smelly cats….cats are loyal…..the baboon (jack) was 100% loyal to the union therefore link to #1

    • James Howlett

      Glad you like – but cats loyal? No way – we used to have a cat we thought was ours, turned out our neighbour about 250m down the road also thought it was theirs: cat was getting fed at both houses and sleeping where ever it felt like. Got away with it about 6 months before we clicked!

      • Nige.

        I have a feeling that my cat is being unfaithful. BROOK!!!! COME BAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!

        • James Howlett

          Does it have a second cell-phone?

  • JAFA Gazza

    Link to 5…Phoebe sange about smelly cats from the Central Perk coffee house…beans and singing?

  • AF

    The baboon has the same IQ as the combined IQ values of all of the cast, crew, writers and viewers of FRIENDS.