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?

George Bernard Shaw is the only person to win a Nobel Prize AND an Oscar. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and an Oscar for Pygmalion in 1938. (Source)


Scotland has five Kings in a row named James between 1406 and 1542, with none of these Kings even living to age 45. (Source)


The name of the default wallpaper of Microsoft Windows XP was named “Bliss”, and was a digitized version of an actual photo from the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area of Sonoma County, California. (Source)


When Koala bears are first born, they are no bigger than a jelly bean and weigh less than 0.5 grams (0.02 oz). (Source)


The United States has upward of 50,000 storage facilities, more than five times the number of Starbucks. (Source)



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  • SteveWrathall

    Arnie was California Gov-3

    • AS

      Well done Steve … an easy one tonight ;)

  • Totara

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was caught up in a sex scandal after pictures of him were found in a storage unit belonging to the founder of Penthouse magazine.

    Reports have emerged that a photo has surfaced of the action icon performing a sex act.
    An image of The Last Stand star, 65, was found boxed up in a storage facility owned by late Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, according to ABC News. The photos are said to depict a “young Arnold”.

  • bristol

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is reputed to have had dialect coaching (by Robert Easton) – Link to # 1

  • Mayan

    Small correction: koalas are not bears.

  • bristol

    In 2010, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law which stated
    that Sonoma Wines Must Say ‘Sonoma County’ on their labels. Link to # 3

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Been there and rather fabulous