Today’s Trivia

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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 average person could walk all the way around the world in less than a year – if it wasn’t for all that pesky water, and the need to stop and rest. (source)

 

You shouldn’t mess with Gurkha’s, even retired ones. Warning: link contains offensive language and more than a little poetic license in recounting actual events – but is totally worth reading anyway. (source)

 

Vitas Girulaitis lost to Jimmy Conners 16 times in a row before finally winning their 17th match – at the 1980 Masters. His reaction? “Let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Vitas Girulaitis 17 times in a row!”. (source)

 

The Pitcairn Islands are accepting applications for new residents. Tolerance of inbreeding is probably not compulsory. (source)

 

In North Korea viewing pornography or reading the Bible are each punishable by death. Generally execution by firing squad. No word on the punishment for viewing WOBH… (source)

 


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  • Michael

    Jules in Pulp Fiction recites a Bible passage before putting a cap in your brain. Link to 5.

  • HunuaRanger

    Samuel. Jackson’s Bible Misquote Ezekiel 25:17 just before he kills someone. link to 5

  • Tom

    Mr Gurkha rained vengeance

    • James Howlett

      Correct Tom – think it’s fair to say he struck down with ‘great vengeance and fuuuu-rious anger’! Points to you tonight.

  • Markus Aurelius

    Jules in Pulp Fiction tells Vincent he is going to retire and ‘walk the earth’ in the cafe. Link to 1

    • James Howlett

      Bonus point for your meditation on this one. It’s not the link but it almost was…

  • Murray Smith

    Number five was made up. as was the quote from Pulp Fiction. However, it suited the purpose at the time.

  • AF

    Another factoid linking the photographed character and number 1 : the character (Jules) share the same first name as the novelist Jules Verne who wrote a book about circumnavigating the globe.

    • James Howlett

      Oh man I wish I’d thought of this one!

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