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?

The SR-71 Blackbird, an aircraft that evaded every missile ever fired at it by simply accelerating, was once broken up mid-flight by a small, misplaced piece of duct tape. (source)

 

There is a condition known as Mirror Touch Synesthesia. Which causes a person to feel the same sensations as another person they observe. Example they could watch a person could touch a cat, and they would feel the fur on their hands. (source)

 

Mauritania was the last nation to outlaw slavery in 1981 but didn’t make it a crime until 2007. Even today 10-20% of the population is enslaved. (source)

 

The length of the coastline of a landmass cannot be calculated. This is called the coastline paradox. Since there is no obvious size of the smallest feature that should be measured around, no single answer can be given when trying to measure a coastline. (source)

 

Nicaragua has started digging a canal to compete with the Panama Canal. It would likely contaminate Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest freshwater reservoir. (source)

 

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