Trivia Tuesday + WIN a Vibe chillout suite CD: Where is the Hotel California?

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You thought it was the title of an old Eagles’ song, didn’t you? Nah-uh. The Hotel California is a 3.5 star property in Albufeira, Portugal. Gimmicky hotel names aside, there has been a lot of conjecture about Hotel California’s lyrics. Is it about a satanic playground (see: ‘stabbing with their steely knives but they just […]

Trivia Tuesday: Where is the coldest place in the world?

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Coldest place on earth; Vostok Station, Antarctica -89.2 celcius (-128.56 farenheit)   Coldest place where people live; Oymyakon, Sakha, Russia -71.3 celcius (-96.34 farenheit) Coldest city; Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia -64.6 celcius (-84.28 farenheit)

Trivia Tuesday: How many emirates are there in the UAE?

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The UAE has always confused the bejeezus out of me. Is it Dubai? Is it Abu Dhabi? For a while I thought it included Oman and Saudi Arabia (nope). So, here you have it People Who Are Probably Smarter Than Me, there are seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain. […]

Trivia Tuesday: Which US State has the dumbest laws?

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Bear wrestlers, beware! In Alabama, bear wrestling matches are prohibited. It is considered an offence to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses. It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday. It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Boogers may […]

Trivia Tuesday: Where is the annual Watercress Festival?

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I have some terrible news. You missed the 2011 Watercress Festival. It was held last Sunday in Alresford, Hampshire, UK.

Trivia Tuesday: What is Surströmming?

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The short answer is the most disgusting national dish in the world. The long answer is that Surströmming, otherwise known as soured Baltic herring or Scandinavian rotten fish, is a northern Swedish dish . Surströmming is sold in cans, which often bulge during shipping and storage, due to the continued fermentation. When opened, the contents release a strong and […]

Trivia Tuesday: Red hot chilli peppers

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Did you know that chillies are native to South America? I always assumed that they originated from Asia because of the liberal use of chilli in many Asian dishes but this is not the case. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it: Chili peppers have been a part of the human diet in the […]

Trivia Tuesday: The oldest city in the world

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  Damascus (or Dimashq, in Arabic) in Syria is thought to be the oldest city in the world, settled as long ago as 8,000 BC.

Trivia Tuesday: From Russia with love

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Q: What was St. Petersburg called for most of the 20th century? A: Leningrad.