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?

The Vatican has a nominal GDP per capita of $365,796 – making it the richest state on the planet by this measure.  (Source)

 

A severed snake head can still bite you, hours after the snake has been dead. (Source)

 

Russians were the first to photograph the Moon from its surface, but the British saw the photos first. (Source)

 

Before they have mature feathers, young birds have sensitive “pin feathers”. They preen to remove wax from the pin feathers so the feathery parts can unfold.  (Source)

 

The platypus is so weird that scientists thought the first specimen was a hoax. (Source)

 


 

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  • SteveWrathall

    Michael Collins was the Command module pilot on Apollo 11 link 3

    • AS

      This was it – another win to add to your tally

  • Sally

    Liam Neeson is promoting an Vatican new open-source app, Missio. Missio has been termed “open-source philanthropy,” connecting people of all beliefs with a global network of change-makers who are on the ground working with communities in need. Link 1

  • Sally

    Liam Neeson had a premonition his father had died while he was starting out in Hollywood when a little red bird flew into his apartment which proved correct. Link 4

  • Nechtan

    Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) was a member of Slytherin in the Harry Potter series, represented by a snake link to item2?

  • rantykiwi

    Many claim the moon landings were a hoax – link to 3 and 5

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