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?

 

Honeywell thermostats have a function to allow hotels/landlords to lie about the temperature. (source)

 

The US used to monitor Soviet radar by listening to what bounced off the moon. (source)

 

Andre the Giant grew so big so fast he couldn’t fit on his school bus by age 12. (source)

 

The world’s smallest bat is the size of a (reasonably big) bumble-bee. (source)

 

We like to think we’re open minded but the Aztec had a god, “Xochipilli”, who was the patron of both homosexuals and male prostitutes thousands of years ago. (source)

 


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  • The Accountant

    Andre the Giant featured in “The Princess Bride” with Mandy Patinkin aka Montoya. Link to #3

    • James Howlett

      Another new winner – an ‘Excel’lent answer from the lover of workbooks.

      • The Accountant

        My favourite family movie.

        • johcar

          My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    • MAWG

      Love the Nametag……

    • chef01

      The best movie yet even my kids love it

    • ozbob68

      Link to the reunion photo from a couple of years ago

      http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/10/12/the-princess-bride-cast-reunion-photo/

  • STAG

    Surely not as simple as the Princess Bride? James, come on.

    • James Howlett

      I know, I know – this Summer has got me a bit lazy hasn’t it. Also, I think you lot are getting better at this as well. Apologies STAG, will have to lift my game.

  • Michael

    And to double down on the trivia, Andre Rousimoff was so big he needed to be driven to school in a convertible. Samuel Beckett of “Waiting for Godot” fame was a friend of Andre’s father, so Beckett drove Andre the Giant to school thereafter.

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