Posted by: Staff | 05.13.2008

Trivia Tuesday No. 2

Answer to last week’s trivia question:
The largest tire producer in the world (by number of tires produced yearly) is… the LEGO Group. OK, so they make miniature tires, but still, they make more than any other manufacturer.

More LEGO trivia: On average, there are 62 LEGO bricks for every person on Earth. Eight LEGO bricks can be combined in 8.3 trillion different ways.

An Irish syndicate once gamed the Irish lottery by brute force attack, buying up almost all 2 million combinations of lottery numbers. They ultimately made modest gains of about half a million dollars.

Challenging the Rokokas alphabet mentioned last time, but arguably not a genuine alphabet, the Beghilos alphabet contains only ten letters. You may know it by its other name, Calculator writing.

The International Space Station has a hefty multimedia library, including Star Wars, Lost, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Apollo 13, and so on—but, oddly enough, no Star Trek.

Hydra are apparently biologically immortal, and do not undergo aging.

To be answered next week:
The internet can be aptly described via metaphor as what enemy of seaborne vessels around (parts of) the world? And why?

Note: yes, we realize we skipped a week, but we had even more trivia than before in an effort to make it up to you. 🙂


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