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Free TRIVIA ANSWERS for 2022

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 22 May 2022

Answers to this week's questions on overseas first names:

1 Bongbong Macos is the new president of the Philippines.

2 Most adults in Ghana were given as their first name the name of the day of the week on which they were born. They are also often given second names after the order in which they were born. For example, Ghana's first president was Kwame (Saturday) Nkrumah (ninth).

3 Bob Geldof's children are named Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa, Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lilly.

4 (a) The top name for boys in the US from 1999 to 2009 was Jacob.

5 (c) Their first names are X Æ A-Xii. Æ is pronounced Ash.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 15 May 2022

Answers to this week's questions on Sydney street names:

1 Horningsea Park broke the consecutive consonants record simply by dropping the first "E" to get Strzlecki Drive.

2 For Sydney street name endings there are 69 Xs and 26 Zs, but only 2 Vs (Alex Popov and Rostrov) and 2 Qs (Dumaresq and Robecq). Quartz Place, Eagle Vale, begins and ends with one of those letters.

3 Ardgryffe Street, Burwood Heights, has seven consecutive consonants.

4 Bells Line of Road, North Richmond, has the unusual name finish 'of road'.

5 They are all palindromes (reading the same backwards as forwards).

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 8 May 2022

Answers to this week's questions on world education:

1 At least 19 British prime ministers attended Eton College.

2 Besides the obvious fact that it rhymes, the school motto 'If it is to be, it is up to me'' has 10 words (a neat, even number) but especially all the 10 words are of two letters only.

3 (c) Andrew Johnson never attended school.

4 (c) French children attended school 5½ days a week.

5 (c) They had nearly four months holiday each year.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 1 May 2022

Answers to this week's questions on wildlife food and drink:

1 (b) Warthogs kneel with their front feet but keep their rear legs straight when drinking,

2 (a) An elephant drinks about 80 litres each day. (SBS)

3 Hippos graze in a straight line.

4 (a), (b) and (c) Mountain gorillas eat bananas, stones and dung. ,(Sydney Morning Herald 7-3-98)

5 Sheep don't drink from running water. (Absolute Trivia)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 April 2022

Answers to this week's questions on trees:

1 (d) Some of Melbourne's park trees each have an email address, so underneath these bands is the technology that allows them to receive their emails. (news.com.au) For more see sites such as the BBC

2 Iceland doesn't have any native trees.

3 (c) In Great Britain's 1987 Great Storm, 15 million trees were destroyed.

4 (b) The redwood trees' seeds are 2cm long.

5 (c) You could find an allocasuarina portuensis tree around Sydney's Nielsen Park and nearby Gap Bluff and Hermit Point.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 April 2022

Answers to this week's questions on death:

1 Robert Young's car exhaust suicide attempt failed because he couldn't start the car.

2 (b) 21 people in Boston died when a tank that stored over 2 million gallons of molasses in the harbour ruptured. (Book of Facts)

3 Most of the 37 were trying to steal soft drinks and were killed when the machines fell on them.

4 (a) and (c), Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg rescued 100,000 Jews from transport to German concentration camps in 1944 and 1945.

5 Hypothermia is the number one killer of Alaska's outdoor recreationists.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 April 2022

Answers to this week's questions on time:

1 "Bi-monthly" means every second month. "Twice a month' is semi-monthly.

2 Thursday starts lazily in Jordan because it's the first day of their weekend.

3 An eon is a billion years.

4 USA dates are shown as month-day-year, which makes no sense.

5 Apart from Canada, hardly any other countries use the American system.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 April 2022

Answers to this week's questions on railways:

1 The world's steepest passenger railway is in the Blue Mountains at Katoomba.

2 (b) It's 52 degrees steep.

3 You can travel by train from Brisbane's Fairfield station to Melbourne's Fairfield station via Sydney's Fairfield station.

4 (a) The tightest curve on Sydney rail is most likely between Waverton and Wollstonecraft, and probably also the screechiest.

5 (c) The Ghan has 42 carriages on its run between Darwin and Adelaide.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 March 2022

Answers to this week's questions on pronunciation:

1 The correct pronunciation of Albanese is AlbanAYse, not AlbanEse.

2 (b) If you don't listen to 2GB breakfast presenter Ben Fordham, you're not going to hear anyone correctly pronouncing Albanese as AlbanAYse.

3 It's very strange, but we emphasise the name when it's a street but put the emphasis on road, avenue, crescent, etc., when it's anything other than a street.

4 You can change the meaning of invalid by stressing a different syllable. INvalid means a 'disabled person'; inVALid is to be 'deprived of legal force or value'.

5 Unlike when you add an 'S' to the other three-letter words ending in 'AY', when you add 'S' to 'say' you get the pronunciation 'sez'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 March 2022

Answers to this week's questions on health:

1 Banging your head against the wall can burn 630 kilojoules per hour. (University of Sydney Diary)

2 According to the NSW Poisons Information Centre, prescription drugs cause the most poisonings.

3 (b). Clive Palmer reduced from 158kg to a 2013 weight of 124kg.

4 Flaxseed is not healthier than linseed because they are the same thing.

5 According to research by the Medical Journal of Australia, it hurts less if removed quickly. (SMH 14-12-09)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 March 2022

Answers to this week's questions on palindromes::

1 A palindrome reads the same backwards and forwards and an ambigram remains the same when flipped.

2 Three-letter palindromes for grandparent are Nan or Pop; for parent Mum or Dad, and for child Bub or Tot.

3 A Toyota and Civic are car name palindromes.

4 The first prize of $1001 in the 2017 World Palindrome Championships was significant because 1001 is a palindrome.

5 (b) 'Quirkily' is a palindrome in Morse code: – – • – • • – • • • – • – • – • • • – • • – • – –

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 March 2022

Answers to this week's questions on Russia:

1 (a) America bought Alaska from Russia for two cents an acre.

2 (b) Olympic heavyweight weightlifter Sergey Syrstov's mother didn't watch his Olympics efforts because she couldn't stand weightlifting

3 The even letters of Russia are U, S and A.

4 Canada is the second-largest country, behind Russia.

5 (b) Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova was a Russian tennis player.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 February 2022

Answers to this week's questions on weird sports;

1 (c) Two contestants were expelled for cortisone in the Swedish Pigeon Racing Championships in 1999.

2 In fishing competitions you use equipment as long as or longer than your body and your opponent has no equipment.

3 Australia's most dangerous sport, by percentages of those involved and number of injuries, is rock fishing.,

4 The fastest creatures regularly used for sport are pigeons.

5 You can progress to a recurve in archery.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 February 2022

Answers to this week's questions on psychology:

1 Phobophobia is the fear of fear.

2 Thomas Edison was afraid of darkness.

3 The best way to tell whether people are lying to you is by looking at them to see whether they are looking at you. If not, probably they are.

4 (b). You give Steve Ellison the name of any famous person he's ever heard of and he gives you their birth year and death year instantly. He encourages you to test him on less-famous people, and is called the 'Human Wikipedia'.

5 Psychology is the study (ology) of the psyche; psychiatry is the treatment (iatry) of the psyche.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 February 2022

Answers to this week's questions on flags:

1 The Aboriginal flag is soon to get a position on Sydney Harbour Bridge.

2 The USA flag has been changed the most often - 26 times.

3 (a) Nepal's flag is not rectangular. It looks like the shape of two triangles.

4 (a) and (b). The Luxembourg flag is almost identical with the Netherlands flag except that it's longer and its blue stripe is a lighter shade.

5 (b) A triskelion is the feature on the Isle of Man's flag

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 February 2022

Answers to this week's questions on the 2022 Australian Open tennis:

1 (b) Rod Laver Arena seats 14,820 spectators.

2 (a) In the mixed doubles semi-final about 40 seats were occupied or 47 if you included the umpire and ball-kids.

3 (c) The mixed doubles semi-final with Australians Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler started at 12.50am. It had been preceded by a match lasting 4 hours 42 minutes

4 Dylan Alcott won the Australian Open Quad Wheelchair singles every year from 2015 to 2021.

5 His loss in the 2022 final may have been caused by his winning of the Australian of the Year title the day before.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 January 2022

Answers to this week's questions on tennis:

1 (a) Djokovic means son of George.

2 (b) Federer means feather trader.

3 (c) Nadal means Christmas.

4 (b) Denis Shapovalov bounces the ball between his legs from behind before each serve.

5 (a) Nadal never smiles during a match because it would affect his concentration.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 January 2022

1 Bonnet Bay has 26 of its 27 streets named after US presidents Coolidge, Wilson, Johnson, Washington, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Buchanan, Harding, McKinley, Harrison, Cleveland, Garfield, Van Buren, Kennedy, Grant, Filmore, Pierce, Hayes, Polk, Tyler, Jefferson, Madison, Hoover, Lincoln and Taft. The exception is the main access road, Tudar Road.

2 Most of Shalvey's streets have tennis or cricket player names. For aged tennis players, there are Hopman Crescent, Stolle Road, Emerson Street, Sedgman Crescent, Pails Place, Laver Street, Hoad Place, Fraser Street, Crawford Avenue, Bowrey Place, Roche Grove, Quist Place, Rosewall Place and Dent Place. The thoroughfare named after Australia's greatest-ever female player is not a street, road, crescent, place or grove, but a courtMargaret Court. Milton and Kooyong Ways are named after major tennnis centres. Cricket names include Bradman Road, Kippax Place, Lindwall Place, Lawry Place and Over Place.

3 Lethrbidge Park has Pacific Ocean localities street names. Examples are Palau Crescent, Pitcairn Avenue, Papeete Avenue, Hawaii Avenue, Rotorua Street, Kiwi Place, Sandakan Crescent, Suva Place, Apia Place, Manila Road, Melanesia Avenue, Midway Place, Saipan Avenue, Samoa Place, Nauru Crescent, Noumea Street, Bouganville Road, Tasman Avenue, Tahiti Avenue, Tonga Place and Fiji Avenue

4 (c) Claymore has 46 'Ways".

5 (b) Hinchinbrook has 60 streets named after birds.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 January 2022

Answers to this week's questions on tennis:

1 A tweener is a ball hit between the legs in tennis.

2 Esther Vergeer won 400 consecutive matches in wheelchair tennis.

3 (a) The maximum number of letters in the names of the players in China's 2012 Hopman Cup team was two (Li Na and Wu Di)

4 Roger Federer's wife had twins twice – sisters in 2009 and brothers in 2014.

5 The tweet about Novak Djokovic's lack of vaccination causing his visa cancellation was 'Novak, Novax, Novisa'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 January 2022

Answers to this week's nonsense questions:

1 Being in the bush and having a foreign accent are the main reasons for being scared of drop bears. Here's the proof: www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2013/04/drop-bears-target-tourists-study-says/

2 (c) Being told that they drop down onto your neck from trees above is a worry. But as they don't exist, ignoring them is the best approach

3 You don't have to be aware of them.

4 The driver was able to see the man because it was daytime.

5 A train can only go half-way into a tunnel because after that it's coming out.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 January 2022

Answers to this week's questions on colours:

1 No. Bulls are attracted by movement rather than colour.

2 (c). Wimbledon players choose to wear predominantly white because, if they don't, they don't play.

3 Pink is the colour of the paper that London's Financial Tmes has been printed on since 1893.

4 Your hesitancy in answering was caused by the 'Stroop effect'. But you earned your point.

5 Philosophers cite this question as one that can never be answered. (Richard Dawkins) If you did answer it, congratulations!


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