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?

 

Following Larry Ellison’s super yacht to retrieve over thrown basketballs is a job. (source)

 

Ethiopia will jail you for up to 15 years for using Skype. (source)

 

You could fit 63 Earths into Uranus. (source)

 

70% of Saudi Arabians over 40 are obese, or in the latest parlance (ahem) : ‘Suffering from obesity’. (source)

 

Between 2003 and 2011 a Chinese billionaire died of unnatural causes, on average, every 43 days. 14 of them were executed. (source)

 


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  • wanarunna

    Link to item two – picture is of the founders of skype
    edit for spelling

    • James Howlett

      Yep. Too hot today for celebrations – need to get back in the shade.

  • Uptheante

    Link to 2 Рabove photo is of Skype founders Niklas Zennstr̦m and Janus Friis.

  • Jared

    link 2 Skype founders niklas zennstrom, janus friis

  • knight

    Zennstrom and Ellison have both won the Key West sailing regatta.

    • Rockfield

      Hate to be a troll. but I don’t think Larry has won any regatta in his life, some of his hired flunkies have, but not Larry …. Don’t know about Niklas Zennström and his yacht Ran, but I do believe that he at least drives the thing … R.

      Edit: added a missing plural.

      • knight
        • Rockfield

          Being a troll again …. from your link “where the ORACLE Racing team led by Larry Ellison landed the overall Championship trophy” …. “lead by” but not skipper/driver/helmsperson who IMHO wins the prize. R.

          • knight

            Larry was helmsman when won the 2009 RC44 Cagliari cup.
            http://www.vsail.info/2009/04/26/bmw-oracle-wins-fleet-race-event-and/

            Although I will concede that Larry did not win the 2010 Key West regatta, actually came 4th in that event, but still won the overall championship for the year.

          • Rockfield

            Sorry, I don’t want to bang on … but Larry and his douche bag professional wallet grabber Russell ‘The Big C’ Coutts don’t really do a hell of a lot for me. If it spins your wheels by celebrating their ‘combined’ achievements, go spin. R.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Link to one both Larry Ellison and skype founders are internet entrepeneurs and its where their success began

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Picture linked to 5 Skype was founded in 2003 and in 2011 founders went on billionaire list

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