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?

2,000-year-old seeds were discovered in 1963 inside an ancient jar in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted. (source) ?

 

‘Old person smell’ is actually caused by the chemical 2-nonenal. Older people secrete this chemical through their skin at a much higher rate than younger people. (source)

 

Battle of Brisbane, a 2 night riot between US military & Aussie military & civilians. Afterwards, US Sergeant Bill Bentson said “It sort of settled down & you go into a pub & an Aussie would come & up & slap me on the back.”Oh, wasn’t that a good ruckus we had the other night? Have a beer on me. (source)

 

In 1982 drug dealers in California tried to synthesize heroin more cheaply, and accidentally created a substance that gave users late stage Parkinson’s disease in a matter of days. (source)

 

James Cameron pitched the sequel to Alien by writing the title on a chalkboard, adding an “s”, then turning it into a dollar sign spelling “Alien$”. The project was greenlit that day for $18 million. (source)

 

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