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?

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom consists of 141 historical ceremonial objects, the monetary value is considered priceless, and ancient law prohibits removal of these from the country. (Source)

 

Of the near 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, the Kepler telescope could only ever see the same 145,000. (Source)

 

The trench coat is called “trench coat”, because it’s a coat that soldiers wore in WWI… while being in a trench. (Source)

 

In Denmark if you reach your 25th birthday and are still single, it’s a tradition for your friends to cover you in cinnamon. (Source)

 

South Park episodes are created and aired within a week. This allows the show to reflect upon current events and social issues. (Source)

 


 

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  • SteveWrathall

    The TV series China Beach ended 25 years ago-4

  • bristol

    Scientists believe there are more stars in the Universe, than all the grains of sand on Earth. Link to # 2

  • Totara

    Vietnam used to be the main source of cinnamon in the west, until the 1960s when trade was disrupted by the Vietnam war, and cinnamon was sourced from Indonesia.

    Link to #4.

    The flavour of Vietnamese cinnamon is more ‘woody’ whereas Indonesian cinnamon is more ‘red hot candy’ like. In the 1960s, western consumers didn’t have a choice about the changed source and changed flavour. But with time, preferences have changed, and the ‘red hot candy’ flavour is now generally preferred by westerners from their cinnamon.

  • Gryfon

    There are approximately 100 billion people on that beach, and 145,000 of them peed while in the water.

  • bristol

    Chinese men are the most single in the world. The government’s one-child policy has resulted in, on average, 119 boys born for every 100 girls, compared to the world average of 103 to 107, respectively. Link to # 4

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