Trivia

Another Trivia Challenge: Chemical elements with 10 or more letters

Here’s another list-based trivia challenge. There are 20 elements in the Periodic Table whose names, in English, contain 10 or more letters. How many can you name? All 20 names appear at the end of this piece, grouped in various ways. First, as usual, a few paragraphs of text so that you don’t read them… Continue reading Another Trivia Challenge: Chemical elements with 10 or more letters

Sport · Trivia

The Trivia Season comes to an end

Last summer, in this piece, I compared “The New Trivia Season” with the start of the English football season. New series of the following three quiz shows began in July, all screened on BBC2: “University Challenge”, “Only Connect” and “Mastermind”. They all reached their series finales in March and April this year. First was “Mastermind”… Continue reading The Trivia Season comes to an end

Lyrics · Trivia · Word of the week

Word of the week: Cadillac

Here’s something we learnt earlier today. Which automobile company took its name from the Frenchman who founded the city of Detroit, Michigan? Was it Chrysler, Chevrolet or Cadillac? The answer appears at the end of the following paragraph. Channel 4 have revived their old primetime quiz show “The Million Pound Drop”, but it now has… Continue reading Word of the week: Cadillac