Today’s Trivia


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?

Don’t snigger: the first president of Zimbabwe was President Banana. (source)  


From the “let’s do the important things first” file: there is a man trying to get a new letter in to the alphabet to replace the word “the”. (source)


Singing out loud is optional: the British Heart Foundation recommends performing CPR to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive”. The song has around 104 BPM, and and 100-120 chest compressions per minute are ideal. (source)


The Coronado US Navy Base was completed in 1970, it featured four L-shaped buildings, forming a swastika. The Navy was eventually forced to budget $600,000 in 2008 to camouflage the site after aerial images of the base from Google Earth began circulating online. (source)


It’s a crime to lips-synch “live” performances in China. (source)




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  • Rockfield

    Karen Gorney starred/danced with Travolta in Saturday Night Fever … link to item #3.


    • intelligentes candida diva

      I digress…. did my CPR training update this week and we had a black humour chuckle about Stayin Alive being the best song to sing as opposed to “Another one bites the dust:” which has a similar tempo. :-)

      • Michael

        When I did a Wellington Free Ambulance CPR course they suggested ‘Another One Bites the Dust’. They also had a good tip for locating the right place to compress – stick your hand in the persons armpit on the other side then draw your hand horizontally towards you to the centre of the chest.

        And the two other pieces of advice – ring for an ambulance first, and doing CPR to the best of your ability is much better than not doing it at all.

    • That’s the one! :)

      • Rockfield

        I presume my post will be deleted in the usual fashion …



        • I fail to see the humour in it. Unless I misunderstand, unprovoked petulance will earn you more than a deleted comment.

  • Michael

    In case you haven’t seen it, Vinnie Jones teaches CPR (to the tune of Stayin’ Alive):

    • Goldfish

      Too funny. Vinnie had me when he said “we need a volunteer that ain’t breathin’ – ‘ere’s one I made earlier”. Great way to teach a vital skill.

    • STAG

      That’s Gold, woke the wife up to show her, strangely not as impressed as I was.

  • Tom

    Bet no one protested outside Coronado…

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Image actress is 70 link 4 year 1970 …70 being the link

  • Thersites

    Mark Steyn’s obituary of President Banana (in his collection “The Passing Parade”) is well worth tracking down.