Today’s Trivia

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James is away for a while.  Prepare yourself for… change.  – Pete

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?

Originally one Michelin star meant “you can safely eat here without getting the runs,” two stars meant “if you happen to pass this place do stop and have some food,” and three stars simply conveyed “if you’re hungry, this one is worth adding twenty miles to your trip and taking a diversion.” (source)  

 

Fly ash emitted by a coal power plant carries 100 times more radiation into the surrounding enviornment than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy. (source)

 

Some large telescopes use liquid mercury for a reflective mirror instead of glass. The rotating liquid assumes the paraboloidal shape regardless of the container’s shape and has a much lower cost than traditional glass mirrors. (source)

 

The trial of Auschwitz staff acquitted only one man – SS member Hans Münch. Former prisoners testified on his behalf, as he refused to participate in inmate selection and appealed for better rations. Münch later spoke out against Holocaust denial. (source)

 

Halitosis is a made up word that was invented in order to sell more Listerine. (source)

 

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