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?

Scientists at Harvard University created an ‘artificial jellyfish’ using rat heart cells and silicone.  (Source)

 

The Throne of Denmark is made of narwhal tusks, which were claimed to be unicorn horns, and is flanked by three life-sized silver lions, inspired by the legend of King Solomon’s throne, said to be surrounded by 12 gold lions.  (Source)

 

The longest name in the world belongs to Hubert Blaine Wolfe­schlegel­stein­hausen­berger­dorff, Sr. for short. His full name is 666 letters long.  (Source)

 

Cheap Trick’s drummer is officially a member of the band but doesn’t record or tour.  (Source)

 

By the time Beethoven wrote his 9th and final symphony (age 53) he was so deaf he couldn’t tell if people were applauding. (Source)

 


 

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  • Michael

    Mountain released a version of “Roll over Beethoven” in the 1970s, link to 5.

  • SteveWrathall

    John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont, who the mountain was named after died in 1770, the year Beethoven was born (link 5)

  • Teletubby

    The longest place name in the world is a hill, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Link to 3

  • bristol

    Stratford, Taranaki, has links to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare’s longest play, “The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” (“Hamlet”) is about the fight for the throne of Denmark. Link to # 2

  • Sally

    Mt Egmont (Taranaki) was named by Captain Cook in 1770 the same year Beethoven was born. Link 5

  • RightOfGenghis

    Beethoven’s soaring overture about the life and heroism of the Count of Egmont, narrator optional

    • AS

      Well done, this was the link for tonight

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