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?

It is illegal to cause a nuclear explosion in the UK. Nuclear Explosions (Prohibition and Inspections) Act 1998. (Source)


The first basketball played in the olympics was in 1936. The USA won the gold medal, the final score was 19-6. (Source)


Han Solo was frozen at the end of The Empire Strikes Back because they didn’t know if Harrison Ford would agree to do the next movie. (Source)


Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House, resigned before the project was completed due to disagreements with Government officials. He left Australia soon after and never saw the completed Opera House in person. (Source)


The English word ‘orange’ comes from the ancient Indian word ‘naranga’ which referred to the same fruit or certain similar citrus fruits. (Source)



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  • Sally

    basketball player Steve Adams is from Rotorua. link 2

    • AS

      Well done Sally, this was the link for today

  • SteveWrathall

    Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett in Star Wars, link 3) was born in Rotorua.

  • Jafarma

    Picture is part of Government Gardens in Rotorua. Link to 4

  • NahYeah

    The roof of the Rotorua Museum is orange, link to #5