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?

Chewing Gum is banned in Singapore to keep the city clean! (Source)


Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the capital of the USA for just 1 day. (Source)


Ice is a mineral. (Source)


In the Philippines, the Christmas holiday season begins in September. (Source)


The first Space Tourist is an American engineer and multimillionaire Dennis Tito. (Source)



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  • SteveWrathall

    Portland Heads is at Cape Elizabeth. Dennis Tito’s wife was Elizabeth link 5

  • RightOfGenghis

    Trick question tonight. When Portland Headlight was completed in 1791, whale oil lamps were used for illumination. Link to the Whale Oil blog

    • AS

      I wish I had been that clever – love the link!

  • bristol

    John Bacon Curtis from Maine, made the first chewing gum prototype for commercial use. Link to # 1

    • AS

      Well done bristol, bragging rights to you tonight

  • Michael

    Chewing gum was first manufactured in Maine, where the Portland Head lighthouse is a major landmark. Link to 1.