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?

The British prefer coffee to tea. Since the early 1970s, tea drinking in the UK has fallen by more than 60% while coffee consumption has tripled. Coffee sales first overtook tea sales in 1986. (Source)

 

The official world record for the furthest thrown bullseye in darts is only 5.05 metres (roughly 16 feet 7 inches). (Source)

 

Earwigs can fly. (Source)

 

JRR Tolkien’s first civilian job was at the Oxford English Dictionary, where he worked mainly on the history and etymology of words of Germanic origin beginning with the letter W. (Source)

 

Sellafield Building B30 in Cumbria, UK, is the most hazardous industrial building in western Europe. (Source)

 


 

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