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 creator of the Operation board game never received royalties for the game and was not able to afford his own surgery until friends and fans raised money for him online.  (source)

In Japan, if someone is photographed or filmed while handcuffed, their hands have to be pixelated when used on TV or in the newspapers due to the implied guilt being pictured in handcuffs.  (source)


The first known written record with a name comes from Sumerian accountant over 5000 years ago and states ‘A total of 29,086 measures of barley were received over the course of 37 months. Signed, Kushim.’  (source)


Astronauts often lose their fingernails after conducting spacewalks.  (source)


BBC News was broadcast to Nazi occupied Europe, with live Big Ben tolls. German physicists found a way to determine the weather conditions in London based on the bell tone, thus offering invaluable help to the Luftwaffe.  (source)



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  • SteveWrathall

    Niépce, who made this first photograph of a real scene, recieved little royalties-1

  • Oh Please

    The picture is the first known photo – link to 3.

    • That’s the one. Well done. :)

      • Oh Please

        Woo Hoo!!! Go me!!!

  • bristol

    Steven Sasson invented the first digital camera, but did not make any money from it. Link to # 1

  • SFB

    Hard to tell from the picture but that could be one of the hands of the clock tower at Westminister which was hit in 1941, so link to 5.

  • Doug

    Niepce has a lunar created named after him, link to 4