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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 8 August 2021

1 Abebe Bikila didn't wear Nike shoes when he won the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon. He ran barefoot.

2 (a) The barefoot marathon record is 2:12:00, compared with the open world record of 2:01:39.

3 (b) Third place-getter Spyridon Belokas was disqualified in the 1896 Olympic marathon for getting a lift, in a carriage.

4 (b) John Wallace holds the world record for running a marathon in 125 countries.

5 Bucky Cox finished a US marathon in 5 hours 29 minutes at age 5. (Reader's Digest Book of Facts)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 1 August 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Japan:

1 (a) Nissan's 10,323 employees sat on each other's knees at Komazawa Stadium—all were seated without a chair. (Guinness World Records)

2 (b) The Japanese word 'ano' means 'um'.

3 Yes, you were correct. None of the 12 people in the Japanese delegation to the UN Conference on Women in 1995 were women.

4 There are 80 showers and 6240 lockers in Japan's Osio swimming centre.

5 (a) Hend Zaza competed in the 2020 Olympics at age 12. She qualified when only 11.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 25 July 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Olympic Games:

1 None of tennis stars Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka or Angelique Kerber are playing at the Tokyo Olympics.

2 Were the 1940 Olympic Games given to Tokyo, Helsinki or no city? Yes to all three. They were given to Tokyo and then taken away and given to Helsinki because of Japan's invasion of China in 1937. They were then cancelled because of World War II.

3 No country is officially the Olympics winner. The competition is officially individuals only.

4 (c) There were millions of deaths at the Sydney Olympics site. The site was the former Homebush abattoir.

5 (e) All of skateboarding, karate, rock climbing and surfing will have their debut at the 2021 Olympics.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 18 July 2021

Answers to this week's questions on hobbies:

1 (b) Lego means "play well".

2 (a) The name Frisbee came from the Frisbie Bakery in Bridgeport, Conn, whose pie-tins could be used similarly.

3 (c) The original name for a crossword was word-cross. (David Astle)

4 (b) Winston Khong collected bus destination signs.

5 (b) David Straitjacket was an escapologist. His world records are fastest straitjacket escape, fastest underwater handcuff escape, fastest handcuff escape, fastest straitjacket escape whilst balanced on stilts, fastest suspended straitjacket and chains escape, having the heaviest person stand on his chest while lying on broken glass. (Wikipedia)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 11 July 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Wimbledon tennis:

1 (c) The official name of the Wimbledon championships is The Championships, Wimbledon.

2 At the start of each point all the linespeople bend forwards and place their hands on their knees. As soon as the point ends, they stand up straight and put their arms behind their backs.

3 When giving balls to the server, all ballkids face exactly to the server and hold the arm with the ball perfectly straight up. After passing the ball they mechanically turn slightly to stare straight down the sideline.

4 (b) Reilly Opelka was 2.11m (6 feet 11 inches) tall when he won the Wimbledon boys' singles.

5 (a) Corey Williams is Coco Gauff's father.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 4 July 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Florida:

1 (a) 55 of the 136 units in the Miami tower were lost last Thursday.

2 (b) Drugs are said to be Miami's second-largest industry.

3 (c) Wesley Chapel is a district near Tampa, Florida. It has more than 58,000 residents.

4 (b) In the Florida grocery store robbery attempt offender Caty accidentally shot accomplice Steny in the thigh. Steny reflexively fired his hand gun, hitting Caty on the hands and leg.

5 (a), (b), (c) and (d) All of having sex with a porcupine, female sky-diving on Sundays, women falling asleep under a hair dryer and doctors asking patients if they are carrying a handgun have been or are illegal in Florida.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 June 2021

Answers to this week's questions on capital cities

1 There are no country capitals starting with E or X, and only one for each of I, Q, U, Y and Z.

2 The capital of Greenland is Tuuk.

3 Zanzibar's capital is also called Zanzibar.

4 You've correctly answered "no", and hardly anyone else knows that Yerevan is the capital of Armenia.

5 You're right again. One capital city name starts with Tb. It's Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 June 2021

Answers to this week's questions on mathematics:

1 There is no such thing as half a hole. A hole is a hole.

2 You can only subtract 3 from 39 once, as after that you are subtracting from 36, 33, etc.

3 One costs 30c. 53 costs 60c. 297 costs 90c. House numbers from the hardware store are being bought.

4 No-one has counted aloud to a trillion yet. It would take more than 30 000 years counting 24 hours a day. (Strange But True book)

5 A bottle and a cork together are worth $25. The bottle is worth $20 more than the cork. How much is the cork worth? No, not $5. It's $2.50.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 June 2021

Answers to this week's questions on food:

1 The cashew is the most consumed nut out of peanut and cashew because a peanut is not a nut but a legume.

2 (a) Laver bread is made from seaweed.

3 Eskimos use refrigerators to stop food from freezing.

4 Turducken is turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken.

5 Autophagy is 'eating yourself'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 June 2021

Answers to this week's questions on tennis:

1 (a) Australia's win in the 2017 French Junior Boys championship was the first for 49 years.

2 Tennis used to be scored on a clock dial, hence 15, 30 and 45, which was later shortened to 40. (Book of Sports Lists)

3 "Love" is from the French word "l'oeuf" meaning "egg", as a zero is shaped like an egg; "deuce" is from the Old French word "deux" meaning "two" or "equal", or a corruption of the French "quarante a deux" meaning "forty-all". (Trivial Pursuit)

4 Qualifying rounds, left-handers and ground strokes are called qualies, lefties and groundies.

5 (b) Tennis was once called sphairistike.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 May 2021

Answers to this week's questions on hands and feet:

1 Either your big toe or the one next to it can be longer. With many people, the big toe is third longest.

2 (c) When you crawl, after your left hand your right leg touches the ground next.

3 Half-moons are at the base of fingernails and toenails (Telegraph 26-4-97)

4 Identical twins don't have identical fingerprints.

5 Left-handed people scratch with their right hand. Right-handed people opt for the left hand. (Ripley's Book of Chance)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 May 2021

Answers to this week's questions on mice:

1 (c) The NSW government is giving $50 million to coping with the mice plague.

2 The first non-religious printed song was Three Blind Mice.

3 (c) One golden arrow-poison frog could kill nearly 10,000 mice with one lot of its poison.

4 Nancy Wake, known as the "White Mouse", was given many awards for saving lots of allied lives.

5 Titmice are birds and prefer nuts and insects to cheese.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 May 2021

Answers to this week's questions on babies:

1 (b) A woman from Mali gave birth to nine babies in Morocco on 4 May.

2 Nine babies are called nonuplets.

3 Babies only blink once or twice a minute.

4 (c) The average Nigerian woman has five babies.

5 (c) A female rabbit can have 200 babies.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 May 2021

Answers to this week's questions on India:

1 (c) Australia is sending one million surgical masks to India.

2 (c) There were two million new COVID-19 cases in India in one week in April.

3 (b) Pradeep Magazine was an Indian journalist.

4 The winning team's average speed of 0.00135 km/h was in tug-of-war.

5 (a) India's Sulabh International is the world's only museum of toilets. (Sun-Herald 03-12-2017)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 May 2021

Answers to this week's questions on spelling:

1 The monotonous word with its first four even-numbered letters all O is monotonous.

2 The three words ending in "ecy" are fleecy, prophecy and secrecy. Congratulations for getting the third one.

3 The last word in a dictionary with every English word spelt backwards would be fuzz (zzuf), although it might have muzz, meaning stubble.

4 The first word would be baa (aab).

5 The only vowel not in the top row of letters is A.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 25 April 2021

Answers to this week's question on Afghanistan:

1 (b) The war in Afghanistan started in 2001.

2 The name of Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, includes his nationality, Afghan.

3 (a) and (b) Owning a TV set and shaving were illegal for men under the Taliban in Afghanistan.

4 Afghanistan's Baser Wasiqi's marathon time in the 1996 Olympics was 4 hours 24 minutes and 17 seconds compared with the best marathon times of just over two hours and thus likely a record for worst time.

5 (b) Kabul has had more land mines than any other city.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 18 April 2021

Answers to this week's questions on cities:

1 Launceston is closer to the equator than Rome or Chicago.

2 Launceston is pronounced Lonceston by locals and Lawnceston by people in other states; Fremantle, Western Australia, is accented on the second syllable by its residents but on the first syllable as Freemantle by those in others states.

3 Glasgow residents are called Glaswegians.

4 The Italian city name ending in double 'i' is Pompeii.

5 Unalaska is a city in Alaska with a population of 4,700.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 11 April 2021

Answers to this week's questions on international towns.

1 (b) Canada's Jeffrey asbestos mine was in the town Asbestos, now called Val-des-Sources.

2 Soweto's name comes from the initial two letters in each of South West Township.

3 Nadi is pronounced as though spelt Nandi.

4 Pago Pago is pronounced Pango Pango, as it would be spelt had not a 19th century missionary newspaper run out of the letter 'n'. ('Book of Lists')

5 Wilderness is not in the wilderness. In the 1940s it had elephants and tigers but they've all been killed. It's a seaside town in South Africa.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 4 April 2021

Answers to this week's questions on the Suez Canal:

1 (a) Ever Given is the name of the ship blocking the Suez Canal. Evergreen, shown in large letters on the side of the ship, is the operating company.

2 (c) About 120,000 died during the excavation of the Suez Canal.

3 (c) About 1.5 million worked on the canal's excavation.

4 (b) It took 11 years to complete it.

5 (a) The canal goes through Egypt.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 March 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Papua New Guinea:

1 (a) Australia's Boigu Island is only 5km from Papua New Guinea.

2 Sir Michael Somare was PNG's first prime minister.

3 PNG doesn't have any passenger trains.

4 (c) Witchcraft or sorcery was an excuse for murder in PNG until 1971.

5 (a) The world's shortest scheduled plane flight, between Menari and Efogi, takes two minutes.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 March 2021

Answers to this week's questions on spelling specials:

1 Spoonfeed is the longest word with all its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

2 The word with four Ks is knickknack.

3 Adding E 17 times gives: Persevere ye perfect men. Ever keep these precepts ten.

4 David Astle's Cluetopia paragraph doesn't have any of our most common letter, E.

5 You can remove the first letter of 'prelate' five times and each time have a new word – relate, elate, late, ate, te.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 March 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Australian politicians' names:

1 (b) Faye Lo Po' was the NSW Minister for Community Services in 2002.

2 B A Santamaria was known that way because it was simpler than Bartholomew Augustine Santamaria.

3 (a) Liz Oss-Emer (rhymes with Gossamer) was national president of the Australian Democrats and Peg Putt leader of the Tasmanian Greens.

4 (c) Zac Kirkup is opposition Liberal Party leader in Western Australia.

5 The Queensland premier is Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 March 2021

Answers to this week's questions on golf:

1 Tiger Woods' car rolled several times in his accident last week.

2 (c) When asked why he liked scuba diving, Tiger Woods answered: "Because the fish don't know me'.

3 (c) He held the highest world ranking for 683 weeks.

4 (a) The waiting time in March 1999 for joining Killara Golf Club was 10 years.

5 (c) A golf course covers the whole of Stuart Island.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 February 2021

Answers to this week's questions on Mars:

1 Perseverance landed on Mars this month.

2 (b) or (c) It carried what is called either a drone or a helicopter.

3 (c) Even though they can't be brought back, 78,000 applications from 120 countries were received in the fortnight after the plan to land four people on Mars was announced.

4 Mars was the Roman god of war.

5 (a) The average temperature on Mars is about minus 60c.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 February 2021

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

1 Ash Barty's 6-0 6-0 win last week was the first without the loss of a game in the Australian championships ladies' singles since 1985. She also won her first 16 points.

2 Only the umpire remains of the callers in Australian Open matches this year. Technology callers do the rest of the work.

3 Line challenges are useless now because the system that judged the challenge is now the system that made the call anyway.

4 (a), (b) and (c) Before serving, Denis Shapovalov throws the ball from behind between his legs twice, bounces the ball with his racquet twice and bounces the ball with his hand four times.

5 The players with special surnames are Stefanos Tsitsipas and Thanasi Kokkinakis. They met in the second round when Tsitsipas won after four hours.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 February 2021

Answers to this week's questions on birthdays:

1 (d) Thomas Moore received 140,000 cards for his 100th birthday.

2 (b) At his 50th birthday party, Wayne Butcher murdered one of his guests. (Telegraph 1-6-99)

3 (c) Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays.

4 (c) Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on 12 February 1809.

5 Happy Birthday To You was the first song to be performed in space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 February 2021

Answers to this week's questions on weird words:

1 'Nth' is a word. It's in the Oxford dictionary as a greeting and corruption of 'how are you?'.

2 'Hiya' is a word meaning 'How are you?'

3 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' is something to say when you have nothing to say, or nonsense or a neologism.

4 'Absquatulate' means 'flee' or 'escape'.

5 'Dehiscent' means 'opens spontaneously'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 31 January 2021

Answers to this week's questions on games:

1 How can two people play five games of checkers with each winning the same number of games yet there are no ties? Either they play at least one game against other people or they play as a team.

2 The two-word question heard more frequently in Uno that any other game is "What colour?".

3 (a) or (b) The natural colour of a diamond is colourless or tinted.

4 Collins Dictionary gives three words for the meaning of "scrabble", and all four words begin with the same three letters. The others are scrawl, scribble and scratch.

5 All of the following except yak are officially accepted two-letter words in Scrabble: mm, qi, xi, xu, yak and zo. Yak is an officially accepted three-letter word. Their meanings are: mm = expression of satisfaction, qi = Chinese life force, xi = Greek letter, xu = Vietnamese coin, zo = Himalayan animal.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 January 2021

Answers to this week's questions on India:

1 (c) About 100 million attended the Kumbh Mela Festival at the Ganges River in India in 2013. It's the world's largest festival.

2 (b) According to Indian legend, Buddha was a rabbit in a previous incarnation.

3 India ranks top in countries for the highest percentage (38%) of vegetarians.

4 All of the following applied to "Antilla", the private home owned by India' wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani: (a) 27 floors (b) 3 helipads (c) 9 lifts (d) hanging gardens (e) ballrooms (f) boardrooms (g) gymnasiums (h) 6 floors of parking (i) 600 servants (j) a cost of $1.2 billion

5 (b) India's Srantah Express ran late (by five to six hours) every day for 16 years to 2004 because commuters used the emergency cord to stop the train near their homes. (Sydney Morning Herald 18-1-04)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 January 2021

Answers to this week's questions on cricket:

1 Mayank Agarwal could hardly claim a pay increase for achieving the second top score for his team in the Australia v India test match second innings on 19-12-20 because he only scored 5 runs. The top score was 8.

2 Most wickets fall at which score, 6 or 13? No, neither of those. The most common score is 0.

3 (c) The first full name of the women's Twenty20 cricket captain for Sri Lanka Jayanganai has 21 letters. Her name is Atapattumudiyanselage Chamari Jayangani.

4 (c) The surname of the Fijian cricketer whose first names are Ilikena Lasarusa has 49 letters. It's Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau

5 (b) There was one cricket pitch in Rwanda in 2013.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 January 2021

Answers to this week's questions on borders:

1 South Australia shares borders with all four mainland states: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

2 Barmah is the only Victorian town north of the Murray, thanks to a couple of bends in the river.

3 Canada is the largest country to share a border with only one other country.

4 Sudan borders Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

5 The name of the central African republic that is bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon is Central African Republic.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 January 2021

Answers to this week's questions on nonsense:

1 What, where and when? Just replace each W with a T to get your answers.

2 A fly that has lost its wings is a walker.

3 What rhymes with orange? No, it doesn't. And neither does anything else.

4 A circle had two sides - an inside and an outside.

5 Triskaidekaphobia is the irrational fear of 13.


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