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?

Sloths only travel an average of 41 yards a day. (Source)

Nestle created Nescafé Instant Coffee with the Brazilian government to help to preserve the substantial surplus of the annual Brazilian coffee harvest. (Source)

 

In 1475, Queen Isabella was crowned, the queen chess piece became female, and could only one square at a time, like the King. In 1495, when Isabella was the most powerful woman in Europe, that the present rules of chess were established, in which the Queen moves in all directions on the board. (Source)

 

J.R.R. Tolkien taught himself Finnish at 18, just so he could read one book, the Kalevala–which he used as a basis for Middle Earth legendarium. (Source)

 

The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday, pioneer of electrochemistry. (Source)

 


 

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