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?

The first x-ray device of the southern hemisphere was set up in Kolmanskop, Namibia, a former diamond mining city which is now abandoned. (Source)


The world’s first offshore oil platform is a floating city in the Caspian Sea. Built on top of sunk ships, 2000 people live and work there. (Source)


Nachos were invented 1943 and were originally called “Nacho’s Especiales” after the man who invented them: Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. (Source)


London has only had a mayor since 2000. (Source)


3M company name stands for “Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company” = 3M. (Source)



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  • SteveWrathall

    Britain (link 4) and Brazil (pic) will hold consecutive Olympics. Too repetitive?

  • SteveWrathall

    Sao Paulo is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere-1

  • Odd Ball

    the letter X, link to item 1

    • I like it. Let’s see if it was the answer :)

    • AS

      Well done Odd Ball – correct answer today

  • Totara

    Diamond miners used to be routinely inspected by x-ray to prevent theft.

    In 2011, the Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge had 6 km of cable stolen.

    Link to #1.

  • GAS

    The photo shows a view of Sao Paulo Brazil (translated into English as St.Paul).

    “The company moved to St. Paul, where it remained for 52 years before outgrowing the campus and moving to its current headquarters at 3M Centre in Maplewood, Minnesota. The new Maplewood campus is 475 acres (1.92 km2) and has over 50 buildings, including an Innovation Center that displays products 3M has taken to market.”

    Linking to Item 5