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?

Until 1967 Australian Aboriginals were not counted in the population of Australia. (Source)

 

The sandwich was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread and others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” (Source)

 

Hydroxyzine is the only word in the English language that has xyz appear in order. (Source)

 

The famous city of Venice is comprised of 117 submerged islands. (Source)

 

Half of the world’s 6,000+ languages will be extinct by the end of the century. (Source)

 


 

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  • bristol

    Sir John Gielgud, Shakespearean actor, played key role (Shylock) in The Merchant of Venice. Link to # 4

  • Sceptic59

    Crikey, that will make life much easier with half the languages

  • SteveWrathall

    Gielgud died in 2000 – the “end of a century”-5

  • bristol

    Sir John Gielgud played the part of Hobson, Arthur’s valet, in the Dudley Moore “Arthur” movies. Link to # 2

    • AS

      And another bristol win – well done

  • ToboldLeeGoh

    Hydroxyzine is a calming medication. Gielgud is smoking a cigarette. Link to #3

  • #3 is incorrect. There are other chemical names in which xyz appear in correct alphabetic order. Oxymetazoline, a common decongestant for one. However, hydroxyzine is the only word in which they appear in order and consecutively.

    Yes, I know I’m a pedant…

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