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?

Mount Ōmine, a mountain in Japan, maintains an unbroken 1,300 year “voluntary” ban on women.  (Source)

 

Dr. Benjamin Spock won a gold medal in rowing at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.  (Source)

 

European Central Bank decided to print fictional bridges on the Euro notes, to avoid favouring particular member states. A developer in the Netherlands built all of the bridges printed on the notes.  (Source)

 

Ernest Hemingway was a wartime spy during WWII, who worked for both the US and the Soviets.  (Source)

 

Robin eggs are varying shades of blue due to an evolutionary trait that protects the embryo from UV Rays and heat, and the color changes based on the where the nest is located.  (Source)

 


 

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  • Mike

    There is an International Spy Shop in San Francisco. Link #4

  • SteveWrathall

    San Fran is famous for its bridge-3

  • Sponsz

    The picture shows Russian Hill in San Francisco – link with No. 4.

  • F T Bear

    San Francisco is often referred to as “Paris of the west” link to 2

  • Platinum Fox

    There are six bridges over the Bay in the greater San Francisco area (Golden Gate, Bay, San Mateo, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and Carquinez) and six bridges depicted on the reverse of the Euro notes – link to #3.
    As an aside, I read the other day that the EUR500 note is to be discontinued.

    • AS

      Well done Platinum Fox, a win for you today

  • Bombastic

    Long shot, but Chrissy Park at the very left of the photo was an American marines/naval base, so #4. Interestingly it is also where earthquake were housed in makeshift tents at least twice in history. But all I really see is our SF office in the Transamerica Pyramid :)

  • Bombastic

    Oh, yes Hemingway’s Cuban home was in Havana’s San Francisco de Paula. So yes, #4.

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