Daily 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?

Despite having a population of 310 million, 47% of the USA remains unoccupied. Of the 11,078,300 census blocks in the country, 4,871,270 reported a population of zero in 2010. (source) ?

 

A man cracked the code to winning scratch lottery tickets, but calculated it would only net him $600/day and instead of secretly plundering the game, he decided to report the problem to the Lottery and Gaming Corporation. (source)

 

The Beatles wrote the song “With a Little Help from My Friends”, the first line ended with ‘What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would You Throw Ripe Tomatoes at Me?’, but Ringo changed it so that fans would not throw tomatoes at him should he perform it live. (source)

 

Concrete was poured into an ant colony, and then excavated. It spanned 50 sq meters underground, and went 8 meters deep. (source)

 

The Rosenhan experiment: Sane people faked hearing voices to see if they would be accurately diagnosed. They weren’t. None of the subjects were identified as impostors by the hospital staff, though psychiatric patients seemed to be able to correctly identify them as impostors. (source)

 

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