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?

Mexican shamans began to use Coca-Cola in their religious rituals to heal worshippers. When Pepsi discovered this, they offered commissions to shamans to use Pepsi instead. When Coke began paying too, rival religious groups were formed based on which soft drink they used. (source) ?

 

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, a Norwegian coach handed a spare ski pole to a Canadian after she broke hers during a relay race. The Canadian skier went on to win a silver medal. Canadian citizens were so appreciative they collectively gave the coach more than 5 tons of Maple Syrup. (source)

 

Chimney sweeps are considered a ‘good omen’ at a wedding. When King George III was on his way to the church for his wedding, he lost control to his horse and carriage. The only person brave enough to stop it was a chimney sweep. Chimney sweeps were then to be respected under Royal decree. (source)

 

In order to protect people in the future from radioactive waste, two philosophers proposed we genetically engineer cats to change color when exposed to radiation. (source)

 

After a miscarriage in 1726, a woman named Mary Toft began placing rabbits inside her vagina claiming that when they exited her she had given birth to a monster. 17 such “monsters” were “born”. The discovery of her fraud ruined the careers of several prominent surgeons who believed her. (source) [click at own risk]

 

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