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?

A man who lied about passing his second year of university, pretended to continue his study, crafting an elaborate lie until everyone he knew thought he was a medical doctor. No one found out for 18 years, until he killed his entire family to avoid being revealed. (source) ?

 

Researchers have identified a naturally occurring bacteria in the human gut that keeps people from developing food allergies. This beneficial gut bacteria diminished with frequent antibiotic use at a young age ? making children more susceptible to food allergies later in life. (source)

 

In the US, the “we’ll be back after these messages” often seen during kid shows of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s were mandated by the FCC to help children differentiate between the TV show and commercials. (source)

 

A “micromort” is a unit given to the amount of times a person will die out of a million tries. For example, going skydiving is 9 micromorts, meaning that there is a 9/1,000,000 chance that a person will die after a trip. (source)

 

Thomas W. Murphy, a Mormon anthropologist, set about to prove that Native Americans descended from the “lost tribe of Israel” (as posited in the Book of Mormon), only to prove that their DNA descended from those of Siberian origin. His research nearly led to his excommunication from the church. (source)

 

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