Sunday, November 02, 2008

TRIVIA NIGHT

Here are some words for your next trivia night.

OTOLITH. Give up? It's an ear bone of a fish made of calcium carbonate and protein that helps fish maintain their balance. As the fish grows, its otoliths form sequential rings like a tree trunk, corresponding to different times in the fish's life. The chemical makeup of each ring tells us where the fish had been living durng that time period.

PHONOLITE. A type of lava that rings when struck with a hammer.

Sometimes I read the strangest articles.

12 comments:

Miles McClagan said...

I was really good at trivia when I was little...you want to know the members of Bananarama, I'm your Miles...

JahTeh said...

Trivia for me is knowing what Bananarama is.
I hate trivia nights. I always know the answer the morning after.

Miles McClagan said...

80s band, sang Venus, big in Holland? I went to one in Launceston that was obviously rigged in favour of the locals...no Launcestonian could know THAT much about Wittgenstein...

Jayne said...

But can you tell the age of the fish when you ring the phonolite and does it play a different tune if you use a spanner instead of a hammer?

Ann O'Dyne said...

for godssakes I'm still working on PHLANGES from the previous post.

I thought Bananarama did that song about waiting for robert deniro?

Miles McClagan said...

They did - before the Spice Girls they were the biggest selling girl group ever...Robert De Niros waiting, talking Italian...they don't write em like that anymore etc...

Ozfemme said...

Otolith. Got that one. I'm sure I'm going to have problems remembering that other one though. But thanks. You're a mine of useful information, Jahteh!

River said...

What magazines do you read? Where do you find all this information. Do you search for it on purpose or does it just come your way?
Trivia mostly eludes me. It's there in my mind, but it loves to play hide and seek.

JahTeh said...

I don't remember the 80s, I wonder where I was? Best Dutch band has to be Sailor and I still play the album and sing....badly.

Watch the jokes, Jayne or I'll send you the page and make you explain it to the Feral Beast.

Annie, that would be phalanges, my lousy spelling.

Hello Oz, If you're here the pain must be getting better or you've upped the painkillers. You must find a way to spring these words on the sprogs and drive them crazy.

River, just an interest in rocks and stuff. I'm hopeless at trivia nights, it's always on the tip of my tongue but I never get it out. I can't play Bingo either, I get totally confused.

Brian Hughes said...

I knew both of them, but you gave the answers away immediately. Where's the fun in that?

"What magazines do you read? Where do you find all this information."

It was all in last month's issue of Hello.

JahTeh said...

Heavens Fleetwood, I don't read rubbish like that. All my information comes straight from the Daily Mail. It has neat pictures of Her Maj.

Middle Child said...

Bloodolith...its a newwie to me