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?

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), an English mathematician and writer, is considered the first computer programmer. Her notes on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine describes an algorithm for the Analytical Engine to compute Bernoulli numbers.  (Source)

 

All cognacs are brandies but not all brandies are cognacs.  (Source)

 

China has strict rehab camps for internet addicts.  (Source)

 

Pope Leo IV had a wall constructed around Vatican City.  (Source)

 

Black cats crossing your path is considered good luck in some places like England, Ireland, and parts of Asia. (Source)

 


 

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  • Mike

    The longest fence in the world is the Dingo fence in Australia. It stretches 5,614 kilometres. Link #4

    • AS

      Quick tonight Mike, and correct too! Well done

  • Sally

    One black sheep in a flock was considered good luck by shepherds. Link 5

  • SteveWrathall

    The Riverina region of Australia is one of the leading wine-producing areas (2)

  • Australia has strict camps for sheep addicts?

    A more serious one: Australia has strict camps for illegal immigrants. Link #3

  • Bud

    The algorithm of counting sheep makes you sleepy, link to #1

  • Larry

    Brandy is used to make Port and Sherry, fortified wine. Merino sheep come from the same part of Spain and Portugal. Link to 2.

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