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?

Paris is often referred to as “The City of Light” (“La Ville-Lumière”), both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment, and more literally because Paris was one of the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting. (Source)

 

The total cost of the Challenger Space Shuttle recovery by the Navy ($13.1 million) was equal to the street value of a duffle bag of cocaine found during the search. (Source)

 

17 out of the 20 tallest statues in the world are Buddhist. (Source)

 

1816 was called the “Year Without a Summer”. Volcanic activity the year before caused a major decrease in global temperature. Frost and snow destroyed crops, leading to famine in many places. (Source)

 

Mt. Everest has the highest elevation on Earth, but it is not the tallest mountain. From base to summit, Mauna Kea in Hawaii is taller by +3,000 feet. (Source)

 


 

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