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?

A philosophy riddle from 1688 was recently solved. If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone? In 2003 five people had their sight restored though surgery, and, no they could not.  (source)

Turns out your “gut feel” is more than a gut feel.  Scientists at UCLA noticed that “time and time again” people suffered their first experience with anxiety or depression right after stomach illnesses. They did brain scans after patients ate probiotics, and found that stomach bacteria actually directly affected connectivity of the brain.  (source)

 

A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born. (source)

 

The worlds oldest bottle of unopened wine dates from 325 AD and was discovered in a Roman tomb. It’s preservation is attributed to the large amount of liquid olive oil added to the bottle. (source)

 

At the outbreak of WWI, the Boy Scouts of America was the largest uniformed body in America. It was twice as large as the Army and 4x as large as the Navy. (source)

 


 

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