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?

A guinea pig named Randy broke into a female enclosure and impregnated over 100 female guinea pigs. (Source)

Gambling for cash is illegal in Japan. Instead, balls won from games are exchanged for prizes or tokens. These items are then exchanged for cash at a place nominally separate from the parlor. (Source)

 

Morgan Freeman’s talent for acting was discovered at age 12 when he was forced into a drama production as a punishment for teasing a girl in his class (Source)

 

The famous “Uncle Sam Wants You” and Smokey Bear’s “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” posters are both imitations of a British army recruitment poster from 1914. (Source)

 

One third of all global homicides occur in Latin America, even though the region has just 8% of the world’s population. (Source)

 


 

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  • Sally

    Morgan Freeman to play an Arab sheikh in Ben-Hur. Link 3

  • Totara

    Apparently, donkeys are not quite so keen on breeding as ‘Randy’ the Guinea Pig. Link to #1.

    And here was I thinking that the term ‘donkey deep’ came about because of their vigour.

    Breeding a mare is not a natural, instinctual act for most jacks. Given their low libido, young inexperienced jacks and jacks that have not been raised with mares can be very challenging to use as breeding animals. Of course there are always exceptions, but generally a jack that has not been raised around horses will not be interested in breeding mares. Though no specific research has been done to investigate this problem, there is much anecdotal evidence. It is commonly known among donkey and mules breeders, that if a jack is raised with donkeys, mules and horses he will not naturally want to breed mares. However, if a jack is brought up in a “horse” environment by being separated from donkeys and mules at weaning and raised with horses he will have a much stronger affinity for mares. It has also been observed that in situations where more than one jack is on a farm, once one breeds a mare, the other jack(s) will often follow suit in a rather short period of time. Because a jack’s interest in mares has to be cultivated so carefully, it is very rare to find a jack that will readily cover both mares and jennets.
    http://livestocktrail.illinois.edu/horsenet/paperDisplay.cfm?ContentID=7449

    • It’s a bit more detail than I was looking for, but it is indeed the answer – the relative vigour of species. Well done. I’ll ask AS to update her score sheet.

  • bristol

    The guinea pig was first domesticated as long ago as 2000BC in the Andes in South America, in the region now known as Peru and Bolivia.Link to # 1

  • Sally

    Gambling is illegal in Jordan. Link 2

  • Totara

    The British army recruitment poster is of Lord Kitchener With his famous moustache. During WW1, the relationship between British Empire soldiers and their generals were described as being like ‘lions led by donkeys’. Link to #4.

  • bristol

    Poker ‘Donkey’ is a gambling term for a terrible player. Link to # 2

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