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?

Norwegians tried to sell liquor to Indonesia in 1805, but realized upon arrival that they did not drink alcohol. They returned to Norway and opened the casks to find an improved taste due to the sailing conditions. To this day, “Linie Aquavit” must sail an ocean voyage before being sold. (source)

 

A Tortoise that died in Steve Irwin’s zoo at the age of 175, was once owned by Charles Darwin. (source)

 

The Nij? Palace in Kyoto has special floors that squeak when walked upon, a sound that is very similar to the Nightingale birds. So when attackers tried to kill the Shogun, they would give their position away, but would only think that the birds outside are chirping. (source)

 

Freddie Mercury gave DJ Kenny Everett one of the first copies of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, informing him that it was his personal record not meant to be played on air. Everett disregarded the request and played it on his show 14 times in two days, leading to the song’s massive success. (source)

 

The Scythian Philosopher Anacharsis “Laws are spider-webs, which catch the little flies, but cannot hold the big ones.” (source)

 

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