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?

While on an expedition into Africa during the late 19th century, James Jameson, heir to the Jameson Irish whiskey empire, bought a 10 yr old girl for six handkerchiefs and gave her to cannibals so he could witness and sketch her being eaten. (source)  


In 1986 a French woman taught herself how to fly a helicopter, rented one, flew it over a prison, and plucked her bank robber husband off the prison roof. (source)


During WWI, the Belgian King personally led the army, the Queen served as a nurse, and the 14 year old Prince enlisted as a private and fought in the ranks. (source)


In 1965, a Ukrainian farmer dug up the lower jawbone of a mammoth. Further excavations revealed the presence of 4 huts, made up of a total of 149 mammoth bones. These dwellings, dating back some 15,000 years, were determined to have been some of the oldest shelters ever built. (source)


There is the machine which consists of twelve pairs of worms and gears. The input gear makes 4 revolutions in a minute and the output gear thus makes 1 revolution in 2.3 trillion years and is embedded in a block of solid concrete. This machine represents time frames astrophysicist deal with. (source)





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  • Tom

    The royal family were expendable?

  • Nechtan

    Jean-Claude Van Damme was in the Expendables 2, he is Belgian link to item 3?

    • He was indeed. Well done.

  • El Diablo

    Link to #1 – The cannibal girl was clearly expendable according to Jameson

  • Slijmbal

    the cast of expendables and the dug up mammoths are all fossils

  • Michael

    In the Expendibles 2, the opening sequence is rescuing Arnold (and a Chinese Billionaire) from imprisonment. Link to 2.