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?

 

Emma Stone beat Emma Watson for the ‘Hottest Emma’ award in something called the ‘Guys Choice Awards’. I’m sure she was thrilled. (source)

 

The USA is home to more terrorist groups than any other country. (source)

 

Jet engines mounted on a tank will extinguish an oil-field fire. (LINKS TO VIDEO source)

 

The American Pie movies made Don McLean money. (source)

 

The song ‘Sixteen Tons’ got to number one in the US. (source)

 

 

 


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  • Jmac

    No idea

  • Uptheante

    Last one, Sixteen tons is song about coal miners. Photo is of clocking in clock for start of coal miners shift

    • James Howlett

      Upping the ante indeed – new winner tonight!

  • Richard

    The longest no:1 song was Don Mclean’s American Pie “clocking in” at nearly 9 minutes, link to no:4.

  • Michael

    Sixteen Tons is about the drudgery of manual labour and belonging to the working class (“You load16 tons and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt”). An often used visual cliche for that sentiment is the employee punch clock. Link to 5.

    Alternatively, when the two miners were rescued from Beaconsfiled Mine in 2006, the first thing they did was clock out.

  • Bruce S

    al-Jazari invented the manual clock; the forerunner of the “clock in” device that terrorized workers for years. So link to number 2 – more terrified workers in the USA than anywhere else.

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