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Free TRIVIA ANSWERS for 2007

On this page we broaden our scope from the unusual aspects of Sydney geography to the unusual aspects of world geography and to quirky matters in general.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 December 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on mathematical definitions:

(1) The dictionary definition of 13 is “one more than 12”.

(2) "The distance travelled by a beam of light in a vacuum in one 299 792 458th of a second" was the definition adopted internationally in 1983 for one metre. (Reader's Digest Book of Facts)

(3) The inch is one five hundred-millionth part of the earth’s polar diameter.

(4) There was no Roman numeral for zero.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 December 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on 2007 highlights:

(1) In September 2007, several years late according to us, Ethiopia celebrated the new millennium, or the arrival of 2000.

(2) The number of skips proven on video in 2007 for a world record recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for skipping stones on water was 61.

(3) The inflation rate achieved by Zimbabwe in 2007 was 3007 per cent, only one digit one out from matching the year number.

(4) In their 16 games in the 2007 season, the Wollondilly White Waratahs rugby team had not scored a point, and had had 1864 points scored against them. In the last five minutes of their last match, they scored a penalty goal, which resulted in a huge celebration even though they lost that final match 72-3. Their worst defeat was 237-0. (Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 December 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about Christmas:

(1) Back in 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts banned the observance of Christmas.

(2) Australia has had three “White Christmases”. In 1935 snow fell in parts of Victoria and Tasmania, in 1962 in the Snowy Mountains and in three states in 2006.

(3) The date of the year when Jesus was born is not known, although most historians suggest September or October. Shepherds did not "watch their flocks" in the northern winter (they had their flocks indoors, not in the fields, on winter nights), so December 25 is not a possibility. Observance of that day was adopted from the observance of the winter solstice.

(4) Police in Holbeck, Leeds, England, send their 1997 Christmas cards to burglars who had offended in the past 12 months. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 December 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about former Australian prime minister, John Howard:

(1) The middle name of his former deputy, Peter Costello, is Howard.

(2) John Howard’s brother, Bob, supports Labor and Peter Costello’s brother Tim, president from 1999 of the Australian Baptist Union, supports the Democrats.

(3) When Mr Howard introduced a goods and services tax after having promised not to do so, he explained that “it was not a core promise.”

(4) John Howard lost his seat to a former ABC broadcaster and interviewer of politicians

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 November 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on Australian federal elections:

(1) Nigel Freemarijuana was banned from running in the 2001 Australian federal election but was eligible for following elections following an amendment allowing names changed by deed poll (Telegraph)

(2) Retired businessman Lynn Standfield was challenged by his wife, Joan, for One Nation preselection for the seat of Lyne in the 2004 federal election.

(3) The 1998 Australian federal election was contested by 86 parties.

(4) The Deadly Serious Party, Australian Recreation and Fishing Party, Taxi Operators Political Service (Oceania) and Weekend Trading Party all contested the 1998 Australian federal election.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 November 2007

Answers to last week’s psychology questions:

(1) What do polls show that Americans fear most? Speaking before a group. (Book of Answers and Book of Lists)

(2) Keraunothnetophobia is the fear of satellites plunging to earth.

(3) Of what do you think phronemophobia is a fear? It’s the fear of thinking. (Signs of the Times)

(4) Pantophobia is the fear of everything.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 November 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on surnames worldwide:

(1) Captain C C Boycott, an Irish land agent who died in 1897, was subjected to the first boycott. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(2) The most common surname worldwide is Chan. (Trivial Pursuit)

(3) Donald Death jnr, 60, of Locust Valley, New York, USA, was charged in April 2005 with stealing $US300,000 from the Locust Valley Cemetery (Sydney Morning Herald)

(4) You would most likely find Erica Morningstar in the swimming pool. She is a Canadian world class swimmer.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 November 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the Melbourne Cup:

(1) The other occupation of twice Melbourne Cup winner, jockey Darren Beadman, has been preacher.

(2) Victoria’s Melbourne Cup Day holiday was originally called Sunday School Picnic Day.

(3) The NSW Government released its controversial 30,000-page contract with the builders of the Cross City Tunnel just after 3pm on 1 November 2005 when the Melbourne Cup was being run, so that criticism of the government’s mess would be swamped.

(4) The name of Melbourne Cup winner Phar Lap is Thai for lightning.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 November 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on first (given) names:

(1) Since 2005, the most common first name for baby boys in Brussels, Belgium has been Mohammed (or spelling variants)

(2) Zambian boxer Makina’s first name is Precious.

(3) The given names of Madam Tusaud, Frankenstein, Clouseau, Rambo, Jekyll and Liberace were Marie, Victor, Jacques, John, Henry and Wladziu. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(4) How would you explain this finding after only two questions by a detective in an area of Bali with tens of thousands of people? Detective: “Was the offender a tourist or born here?” Witness: “Born here.” Detective: “How many brothers and sisters has he?” Witness: “He has no brothers or sisters.” Detective: “It must have been Wayan then.” The detective knew that every first-born in Bali is called Wayan. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 26 October 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on geometry:

(1) A grain of salt is shaped like a cube.

(2) The shortest route for an ant to take from a top corner of a cube to the opposite bottom corner is a straight line to the mid-point of an opposite edge, then straight to the destination corner. This is best seen by opening the cube so its faces lie flat, then drawing a straight line.

(3) So you wanted a simple method for drawing an egg-shaped object? Sure, nothing to it. Draw a straight line AB of x units. Draw another straight line OC of 2x units perpendicular from the midpoint, O, of the first line. Place a loop of string of 5.6 times x units around three tacks at A, B and C. Run a pencil around the inside confines of the loop.

(4) The distance the eye can see to the horizon is the square root of the product of the elevation of the eye and the diameter of the Earth. So, if the elevation of the eye is 1.75 metres and the diameter of the Earth is 12,714,000 metres, you can see 4717 metres or 4.7 kilometres. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 19 October 2007

(1) The most commonly-used password on computer systems is “password”.

(2) The internet activity that has been Nigeria’s biggest foreign currency earner is scam emails.

(3) The first email message was qwertyuiop. (Sunday Telegraph)

(4) The “http” before web addresses stands for hypertext transfer protocol.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 12 October 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on chemistry:

(1) The chemical symbol for ice is H2O.

(2) To make sand invisible, fuse it with soda or potash to make glass.

(3) A dose of anthrax smaller than a speck of dust can kill you.

(4) “Zymurgy”, a branch of applied chemistry, is the last word in the Oxford Dictionary, if you discount “zzz”, meaning “sleep”.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 5 October 2007

Answers to last week’s elementary logic questions:

(1) Which of the leopard, bat and owl sees most clearly in total darkness? None of them. It is impossible to see in total darkness.

(2) How was Sheriff Tom Jones able to ride into town on Friday, stay three nights and leave early Sunday morning? The name of his horse was Friday. (More Mind-Bending Lateral Thinking Puzzles)

(3) How was a prisoner able to survive 10 weeks in a cell without water, and with a 20cm thick steel door between him and a fresh water well in the next cell? The door wasn’t locked. (More Mind-Bending Lateral Thinking Puzzles)

(4) Aron Ralston, who had climbed 49 of Colorado’s 4200m peaks, was trapped for six days in Canyonlands National Park in Utah when he was pinned by a 400kg boulder that shifted on to his right arm. Clearly he could not move the boulder and no-one else could come to help him. His only equipment was ropes, anchors and a pocket knife and his water was almost exhausted. How did he free himself? He used the pocket knife to amputate his right arm just below the elbow, applied a tourniquet, administered first aid, abseiled to the canyon floor then walked 10 kilometres for help. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 September 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on cricket:

(1) Kenya’s team in the ICC Twenty20 match in Durban on 12 September 2007 were three down for 0; their first four batsmen scored 0; six batsmen scored 0; seven batsmen had surnames starting with O (M. A. Ouma, D.O. Obuya, C.O Obuya, T.M. Odoyo, N. Odhiambo, A. Obanda and P.J. Ongondo) and their first three bowlers had surnames starting and ending with O (Odoyo, Ongondo and Odhiambo). (Sydney Morning Herald)

(2) Cricket NSW’s inaugural Steve Waugh Medal for the outstanding player of the 2002-2003 season was won by Steve Waugh.

(3) Greg Blewett unfortunately was out for 99 in a test match against the West Indies in 1997. His highest score in the tests against New Zealand the same year was also 99.

(4) New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott said he hoped for a place in the record books, but was surprised when he entered the books for batting. He batted for 101 minutes at Eden Park on 2 March 1999 against South Africa. His score was 0, the longest time taken to score a duck in first class cricket.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 September 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on multiple marriages:

(1) Marriage counsellor Glynn de Moss Wolfe's 29 marriages made him the world-record holder for most-married man. His last wife, Linda Essex-Wolfe, held the record for most-married woman (Telegraph)

(2) Comedian Stan Laurel apparently got on quite well with his second and third wives after he separated from them. He married his second and third wives three times each. (2UE)

(3) Ukrainian Vanda Vorotova did not keep any contact with seven of her eight husbands because she had murdered them. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(4) Utah resident Tom Green had 33 children; his five wives and 29 of his children lived at the same home. (Sydney Morning Herald and Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 September 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on quotes by country leaders:

(1) When asked by an Australian reporter how he felt about so many New Zealanders leaving his country to live in Australia, New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon replied “It’s good. It’s improving the average IQ of both countries.”

(2) After being wounded by a would-be assassin’s bullet, US President Ronald Reagan said to his wife “Sorry, honey, I forgot to duck.”

(3) When President Reagan announced that he was going to start bombing Moscow in five minutes, he was doing a microphone test, not realising he was already live to air throughout the US.

(4) When an interjector at a political rally called out, "Tell us all you know, Bob, it will only take a minute", Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies replied: “ I’ll tell you all we both know. It won’t take any longer.”

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 September 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about the moon:

(1) The moon is receding from Earth at a rate of 2½cm each year. (Trivial Pursuit)

(2) If you thought that the moon takes exactly the same time to circle the Earth each year as it did the previous year, you can be consoled by the fact that you weren’t wrong by much. It takes an extra two-thousandths of a second (Book of Facts)

(3) People’s imagination makes a blue moon look different from other full moons. A blue moon is when a second full moon occurs in the same month.

(4) The Apollo astronauts’ footprints will remain on the moon for about 10 million years as there is no water or wind on the moon. (Absolute Trivia)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 31 August 2007

(1) Six former US Open women’s singles champions entered the 2007 title. They are Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Justine Henin, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Martina Hingis.

(2) Renee Richards was barred from the 1977 US Open Women's Singles because, until her sex change, she had been Richard Raskind, and was deemed to have an unfair advantage.

(3) Jimmy Connors won the US singles on grass, clay and hardcourt surfaces.

(4) No unseeded lady has won the US singles.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 August 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the Sydney Boys’ High rugby team:

(1) St Joseph’s First XV rugby union team beat Sydney Boys’ High School’s First XV by 114-0 on 10 August 2002. St Joseph’s beat Sydney High’s Second XV on the same day by exactly the same score.

(2) Four days after their 114-0 loss to St Joseph’s, only eight of their 34-player squad attended Sydney Boys’ High’s scheduled training session at Centennial Park. The other 26 did not attend because they were injured.

(3) St Joseph’s, Hunters Hill, had 30 teams playing each Saturday afternoon in 1998.

(4) Most people would agree that Sydney Boys’ High has also been struggling a little this year. In its first six matches of 2007, Sydney High lost 65-0 to Newington, 90-0 to Shore, 100-0 to St Ignatius, 81-0 to St Joseph's, 102-0 to Scots and 111-0 to King’s. That’s 549 against, 0 for. (Sun-Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 August 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on bridges:

(1) The opening ceremony on the new suspension bridge at Aucayacu in Peru was attended by local dignitaries who cheered and popped champagne bottles. But the bridge never made it into service. It collapsed under the weight of the dignitaries. (Sydney Telegraph)

(2) The town Ironbridge in England is named after its bridge, the oldest of its type in the world. Clever trivia contestants worked out all by themselves that the bridge is made of iron.

(3) All of the 29 bridges spanning the Rhine were destroyed in World War II.

(4) The 113-metre Aberfeldy Golf Club bridge in the UK is the longest bridge of its type in the world. It is made of plastic. (Guinness Book of Records)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 August 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the Tour de France:

(1) This year’s Tour de France began in London.

(2) Approximately half of the 1998 Tour de France cyclists were disqualified for failing drug tests.

(3) After what was believed to be terminal cancer, Lance Armstrong won seven consecutive Tours de France.

(4) An Australian won second place in the 2007 Tour de France.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 August 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on travel by air:

(1) Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph was able to offer readers the chance to win a trip to Mars because it was to Mars, a town of 2000 people near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

(2) Pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith set the record of fastest journey between Sydney and Melbourne by road.

(3) Sao Paulo set the record for the city with the most people travelling to work by helicopter. Wealthy people did that because of the frequency of kidnappings of rich people for ransom.

(4) The shortest intercontinental commercial flight is between Gibraltar (Europe) and Tangier (Africa), a flight of 55 kilometres and 20 minutes (jayp.net)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 July 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on flags:

(1) The Libyan flag is one colour only - green.

(2) There are 13 stripes on the US flag, representing the original 13 states.

(3) The Red Cross symbol’s origin is the neutral Swiss flag with the colours reversed

(4) The flags of Indonesia and Monaco are identical (a horizontal red band on white).

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 July 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the America’s Cup

(1) The longest winning streak in major sport is the New York Yacht Club's 132 years in the America's Cup.

(2) The world’s oldest sporting trophy is the America's Cup.

(3) Switzerland won the America’s Cup in 2003 and retained it this month even though it is a land-locked country.

(4) Henry Beard and Roy McKie defined sailing as “the fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense.” (Put Downs)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 July 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on carnivores:

(1) The American animal of the genus “mephitis” is the skunk, so using smell is its non-contact defensive weapon.

(2) A fox uses its tail to keep itself warm.

(3) Most herbivores rise rear feet first, but carnivores rise front feet first.

(4) The world’s smallest fox, the fennec, can hear a cockroach running on sand.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 July 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on world finance:

(1) Sri Muda Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah DK, PSPNB, PSNB, PSLJ, SPBM, PA, the Sultan of Brunei, was the world's richest man until surpassed by Bill Gates.

(2) The company owned by the brother of the Sultan of Brunei lost up to 27 billion dollars. He was Minister for Finance in the Brunei Ministry.

(3) The combined GDP of 48 of the world’s poorest countries is exceeded by the assets of the world’s three richest people (Sydney Morning Herald)

(4) Not surprisingly, the number of triplets that Gail Kelly, chief executive of Australia’s St George Bank, has, is three.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 29 June 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on golf:

(1) About one per cent of golf majors are won by left-handers—Bob Charles, Mike Weir and Phil Mickelson are the only ones.

(2) Scott Draper has been both a professional golfer and tennis player. On 28 January 2005 he teed-off in the Victorian Open golf tournament at 7.33am and had a semi-final of the Australian Open tennis mixed doubles in the afternoon.

(3) Birdie Kim shot a birdie on her final hole to win the 2005 US Open.

(4) Alexis Thompson qualified for this year’s US Women’s Open at age 12, the youngest ever for a major.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 22 June 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on molluscs:

(1) A snail moves at a speed of 0.00058kmh

(2) An octopus has three hearts.

(3) The shape of the pupil of an octopus’ eye is rectangular.

(4) The defence tactic of a frightened octopus is to release a black liquid.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 15 June 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on Australian industry:

(1) The world’s smallest gas cylinders were made in Australia exactly 10 years ago. Could 25,500 of them fit into two garbage trucks? Yes, they could fit on one pinhead. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(2) “Made in Australia” tells you nothing about the country of origin of the product’s ingredients. All the ingredients could have been imported. The requirement for carrying that label is only that at least half the production costs must have been incurred in Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(3) Stationery store W. C. Penfold’s was delivering orders to customers in the centre of Sydney city by horse and cart as late as 2004.

(4) Does Lindsay Fox own a truck? Yes, 6000 trucks, plus Essendon and Avalon airports and Melbourne’s Luna Park.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 8 June 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on walking:

(1) The material "Eco Fleece" (survival clothing for cold weather bushwalking) is 80 per cent made from PET soft drink bottles.

(2) In the 1950s, the fine for jaywalking in New York City was $2. It was still $2 50 years later. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(3) Many elderly people in Asia walk backwards to help cure a spinal problem.

(4) Thousands who participated in a 2.7km walk between the Sydney suburbs Arncliffe and Mascot in 1999 were not at all interested in the weather forecast for the period of their walk because it was all underground. It was through the rail tunnel from Wolli Creek Interchange, Arncliffe, to Domestic Terminal Station, Mascot, just before the line opened.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 1 June 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about the French Open tennis championships:

(1) The winner of the French men’s singles has never been beaten in the first round of the following year.

(2) 30 May 2000 was the only day in the history of the French Open when no matches could be played because of rain, although the first day this year went close.

(3) Two left-handers met in the 2005 men’s singles final. The previous occasion was in 1946.

(4) In the lead-up to the 2007 French championships, Nadal was beaten by Federer to end his 81 consecutive wins on clay. If your opponents were of the same standard as you, your chances of winning 81 consecutive times would be about 1 in 1 followed by 24 zeros.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 25 May 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on world rivers:

(1) Alaska has 3000 rivers.

(2) All 10 of Europe’s longest rivers are in the former USSR.

(3) The Colorado River, which formed and now flows through the Grand Canyon, is only a trickle at best (or dry at worst) by the time it reaches the sea. (Reader's Digest Book of Facts)

(4) 45 rivers flow into Lake Nicaragua (Lonely Planet’s Central America)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 18 May 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on animal food:

(1) Elephants eat for about 18 hours a day.

(2) To help them stay alive during bad weather periods when their normal food sources are unavailable, rabbits eat their excrement.

(3) The animal kingdom’s fussiest eater is the koala. It eats almost exclusively eucalyptus leaves, and from only half a dozen of the 500 species. It can sift through 9kg of leaves each day to find the 0.5kg it eats.

(4) Koalas and meerkats do not drink, although koalas will sip on rare occasions.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 11 May 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about British royalty:

(1) Henry VI, the youngest king of England, became king at eight months.

(2) King George I’s first name was Albert. He respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should be called Albert.

(3) King George, who was German-born, could speak no English and his prime minister, Robert Walpole spoke no German, so they conversed in Latin.

(4) At age 94 the Queen Mother had a hip replaced by a male surgeon. In 1997, at age 97, she had another hip replacement operation, this time by a female surgeon. The surgeon was the same person, and you can guess the reason. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 4 May 2007

Answers to last week’s cricket questions:

(1) King’s College Choir School batted for five seconds, without hitting a ball, to defeat Trophy Boys XI. Trophy Boys won the toss, batted first and were all out for nought. Then King's went in and Trophy's first ball was a no ball. This gave the King's Choir school a score of one and victory.

(2) West Indies cricketer Wes Hall became a minister in a Pentecostal church.

(3) If you knew the first names of Sri Lankan cricketer Amunugama, you’re rather clever. We don’t know, but his initials are A. R. R. A. P. W. R. R. K. B. followed by his surname. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(4) The longest over in test cricket history is 15 (nine no-balls) (Channel 9, Sydney)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 April 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on murder:

(1) Finland’s Department of Forensic Psychiatry’s 1995 study determined that the most likely category of people to commit a murder is murderers.

(2) More Japanese are murdered by shooting outside of Japan than within their country.

(3) The day after murderer David Herman was saved from a suicide attempt, he was executed by lethal injection (Telegraph)

(4) English painted Richard Dadd murdered his Dad. (Mensa Family Quiz Book)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 April 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on toilets:

(1) You should us the first toilet cubicle. Surveys show most people avoid the first one, thinking that most people will use it. Therefore it is usually the cleanest cubicle.

(2) According to a University of Arizona study, out of kitchen chopping board, sink and toilet seat, food should be prepared on the toilet seat to minimise bacteria contamination. This is because the seat is drier. The survey found a million times as many bacteria in dishcloths as on toilet seats (Sydney Morning Herald)

(3) El Salvador toilets save you time because they are under the shower. You shower and sit on the toilet simultaneously.

(4) The unusual service provided by people on tricycles introduced in China’s northern provincial capital, Taiyuan, a decade ago, was roving toilets, especially in crowded areas such as railway stations and public squares. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 April 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on spiders:

(1) A spider’s blood has no colour - it is transparent. (Absolute Trivia)

(2) Most spiders have eight eyes.

(3) After having sex, the female black widow spider sometimes kills and eats its mate.

(4) Insects get stuck to a spider’s web, but the web does not get stuck to the spider because its body has an oil slick.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 April 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on elections:

(1) Mick Gallagher, former Hornsby mayor and independent candidate for the 2007 New South Wales (Australia) election, spent the morning of polling day in a police cell on a driving while disqualified charge.

(2) All of these political parties contested the 1999 New South Wales election: Gay and Lesbian Party, Make Billionaires Pay More Tax!, No Nuclear Waste Dumps Party, Re-elect Ivan Peich People’s Envoy, Animal Liberation Party, Four Wheel Drive Party, Women's Party, Abolish State Governments, Mick Gallagher for Australia, Outside Newcastle Sydney and Wollongong Party, Stop The Banks Ripping Us Off, What's Doing? Party, Sack Them All, Timbarra Clean Water Party, Give Criminals Longer Sentences, Three Day Weekend Party, Marijuana Smokers Rights Party

(3) In Iran, 15-year-olds have the right to vote.

(4) The first country to give women the right to vote was New Zealand.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 March 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on alcohol around the world:

(1) The average person in India drinks 1 per cent of 1 litre of alcohol a week (or half of 1 litre a year, compared with the Czech Republic’s 156 litres a year) (Sunday Telegraph)

(2) English people drink their beer warm.

(3) Germany’s Oktoberfest is mainly in September. It is from mid-September to the first Sunday in October.

(4) The French town with which Cognac is associated is Cognac.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 March 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on marriage around the world:

(1) Ethnic minorities in Romania have not been allowed to use their own language when they remarry.

(2) King Mswati III of Swaziland has 600 brothers and sisters.

(3) Britain’s Sean Stewart, a heavy smoker and drinker, was 11 when his de facto was soon to have his child. (Sunday Telegraph)

(4) When Iranian Yar-Mohammad divorced his bride, Shirin, after only two months of marriage, the average age of the two was five and a half. Yar-Mohammad was six and his bride five. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 March 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on Snail Mail:

(1) The most unusual shape for a stamp issued by Tonga was banana-shaped.

(2) Singapore Airlines has the Sydney GPO Box 747.

(3) The first air mail was sent partly by air, but mostly by train, after the pilot on the Washington to Philadelphia flight in 1911 ended up near Waldorf, 30km SE of Washington and 160km from Philadelphia. (From “Can Elephants Swim?”)

(4) There are 12 two-cent stamps in a dozen.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 March 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the internet:

(1) No-one owns the internet

(2) The US military invented the internet

(3) The guide to the world’s finest electricity pylons scored highest on internet company Altodigital’s world survey of the most boring web sites. It has links to the picture library of Ukrainian bus shelters and the Traffic Cone Preservation Society. (Sunday Telegraph 21-5-00)

(4) The site www.purple.com is just a page of that colour.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 March 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about water:

(1) Poll results released in the second half of February 2007 showed that the major electoral concern of Australians is water.

(2) Both of the boats in which Bass and Flinders explored the Australian coastline were named “Tom Thumb”.

(3) “The World” with its 110 apartments priced up to $US7.5 million (and everything else) is on water, somewhere in the world. It is a ship designed for people to travel on in a “home” they have purchased. (Sydney Morning Herald 22-2-03)

(4) The basilisk lizard in Central America is known as the "Jesus Christ lizard" because it walks on water.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 February 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the names of capital cities:

(1) The capital of Singapore is Singapore.

(2) “Seoul” is the word for “capital city” in Korean.

(3) Nauru is the only country that doesn’t have a capital.

(4) The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 February 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on world diseases and illnesses:

(1) AIDS has overtaken mosquitoes as Africa’s number one killer.

(2) The cold virus keeps changing, therefore the immune system cannot recognize it or develop immunity from it. (Mensa Family Quiz Book)

(3) It is considered rude in South Korea to blow your nose in a public place. (Lonely Planet guide book)

(4) The only human disease ever officially declared eradicated is smallpox. (National Geographic)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 February 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on lightning:

(1) The Jefferson, Louisiana, tomb of cowboy star Buck Taylor, who was killed by lightning, was struck by lightning.

(2) More deaths are caused by kicks from donkeys than by lightning strikes. (Sydney Morning Herald)

(3) Park ranger Roy Sullivan of Virginia, USA, who was struck by lightning a record seven times, died by suicide. (Guinness Book of Records)

(4) According to Professor Walter Connor, of the University of Michigan, men are six times more likely than women to be struck by lightning. (Absolute Trivia)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 February 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about telephones around the world.

(1) To the nearest 50, the number phones per 1,000 people in Niger is 0 (1,4).

(2) Entries in Iceland telephone directories are listed alphabetically according to first names, not surnames.

(3) Entries in Norfolk Island telephone directories are often by nicknames.

(4) Barry Maunder of Twickenham, UK, had a phone number one digit different from that of an internationally-known company. Worse still, phone books in Japan, USA, Colombia and the UK mistakenly listed his number instead of the company. He received 11,000 wrong calls, a record considered for the Guinness Book of Records. The company was the Guinness Book of Records.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 26 January 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on the Australian Tennis Championships:

(1) The shortest surnames in the Australian Open belonged to Mellen Tu and Na Li, the latter having the distinction of an equally short first name.

(2) Ken Rosewall became the youngest winner of the Australian men’s singles at 18 in 1953. The oldest winner, at age 37 in 1972, was Ken Rosewall again. He is also the youngest and oldest winner of the French and US titles, and the youngest and oldest runner-up of Wimbledon.

(3) Both Mark Edmonson and Vita Gerulaitis were able to win the Australian Open Men’s Singles in 1977 as the December 1976 championships were held in January 1977.

(4) Mark Edmonson was the last Australian to win the Australian men’s singles. It was the 1976 title played in January 1997

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 19 January 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on cricket:

(1) The day after it finished on 5 January 2007, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph devoted 26 pages (plus two part-pages) to the fifth test against England.

(2) The previous 5-0 result for Australia v England cricket tests was 86 years earlier.

(3) India’s Ajit Agarkar was out first ball in four consecutive innings when playing against Australia in 1999-2000. Agarkar ruined everything in the next innings by surviving the first ball and not getting out until he was caught second ball.

(4) New Zealand didn’t win any of the 42 tests that Bert Sutcliffe played in. (ABC radio)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 12 January 2007

Answers to last week’s questions about Turkmenistan and its late president:

(1) In the decade before his death, President Niyazov’s hair clour changed from grey to black.

(2) No recorded music is allowed in public places or on radio and TV in Turkmenistan.

(3) The huge gilded statue of President Niyazov in Turkmenistan’s capital faces the sun. It rotates.

(4) Turkmenistan has all of these: a holiday in honour of melons, a month (January) named after President Niyazov, another month (April) named after President Niyazov’s mother and a ban on the wearing of make-up by newsreaders.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 5 January 2007

Answers to last week’s questions on world cities:

(1) The Falls Church is in Falls Church, a city in Virginia, USA. (Question was: "The Falls Church voted last month to break away from the US Episcopal Church. The Falls Church is in what city?")

(2) “Nylon” is an abbreviation of New York and London. (Question was: "Of what two cities is “nylon” an abbreviation?")

(3) The founder of communism, Karl Marx, is buried in London.

(4) None of the 10 largest cities in population 100 years ago are still in the top 10. Tokyo (11th) and New York (13th) are the closest.


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