The Trivia Hound


623. Crimea, 1943

Nora got #622!


On the Russian Front...



| posted by John, 1:28 PM | 3 comments |

622. Mississippi, 1943

Jim got #621!


Let's see how basic training is going in the deep South.


| posted by John, 8:25 AM | 1 comments |

621. The Atlantic, 1943

Jim got #620!


Terror and technical inaccuracies under the sea!



| posted by John, 1:46 PM | 7 comments |

620. Sicily, Aug. 1943

Jim got #619!


This was the slap (eventually) heard 'round the world.


| posted by John, 7:17 AM | 3 comments |

619. Maine, 1943

Jim got #618!


Back on the home front...



| posted by John, 12:39 PM | 1 comments |

618. Europe, May 1943

Nora got #617!


He and the rest of his crew have to complete one more bombing run over Germany.


| posted by John, 1:28 PM | 5 comments |

617. Illinois, 1943

Jim got #616!


Another break from the war.



| posted by John, 7:25 AM | 2 comments |

616. Greece, 1943

Nora got #615!


These men are on a dangerous mission of destruction.



| posted by John, 12:33 PM | 3 comments |

615. Warsaw, 1943

Jim named the actor in #614!


The Nazis are still trying to remove people from the Warsaw ghettos but some manage to hide.


| posted by John, 7:32 AM | 2 comments |

614. Tobruk, 1943

Jim got #613!


After the fall of Tobruk last year, this man was captured by Nazis and brutally interrogated. Now he wants revenge on the one who supplied the Nazis with the maps that helped them take Tobruk. He doesn't know it yet, but Fate has already beat him to it.



| posted by John, 9:55 AM | 4 comments |

613. Outer Hebrides, 1943

Peachy, Roy & Nora got #612!


The inhabitants of Todday are a happy people, with few and simple pleasures. Whoever thought a shipwreck could be a good thing? (UK film)


| posted by John, 2:49 PM | 2 comments |

612. Solomon Islands, Jan. 1943

Jim got #611!


Happy New Year! 1943 will have it's share of ups and downs. We'll start with this crew.



| posted by John, 6:57 AM | 5 comments |

Welcome to


Born this year: Sharon Tate, Michael Mann, Joe Pesci, Lynn Redgrave, Christopher Walken, Sharon Gless, Robert DeNiro, Harry Shearer, John Denver, and Ben Kingsley!

| posted by John, 11:53 AM | 0 comments |

611. Chicago, Dec. 1942

Suzanne & Nora got #610!


Before we leave 1942, we should meet this man. Who is he?



| posted by John, 11:50 AM | 2 comments |

610. California, Dec. 1942

Jim got #609!


New enlistees.


| posted by John, 7:55 AM | 3 comments |

609. Stalingrad, Nov. 1942

Jim got #608!


In Russia, the fighting between the Communists and Fascists is fierce and bloody.



| posted by John, 7:38 PM | 3 comments |

608. Los Alamos, Sept. 1942


Top secret project!


| posted by John, 1:25 PM | 2 comments |

607. Philippines, Aug. 1942

Jim got #606!


After the defeat at Bataan, some Allied and Filipio soldiers escaped capture and disrupted the Japanese forces with guerilla tactics. This boy is trying to explain how he came to possess an Allied colonel's insignia.

| posted by John, 9:30 AM | 3 comments |

606. Mississippi, July 1942

Jim got #605!


Let's take a break from the war and visit this boy.


| posted by John, 7:23 AM | 7 comments |

605. The Pacific, June 1942

Nora got #604!


Yamamoto plans to attack US aircraft and establish an air base on an atoll not far from the Hawaiian Islands. These men know about that plan, and expect to be ready for him when he comes. If they succeed, this could be a turning point in the Pacific theater.

| posted by John, 11:43 AM | 4 comments |

604. Poland, June 1942

Jim got #603!


The Nazis in Poland established a death camp where Jews, gypsies, and others suffer a terrible fate. This boy is among them, and the events he witnesses here will shape the person he becomes.


| posted by John, 7:16 AM | 10 comments |

603. Apr. 1942

Amy got #602!


After Pearl Harbor and Bataan, the US was itching to take the fight straight to Tokyo. This newlywed is a part of a plan to do just that.



| posted by John, 2:22 PM | 2 comments |

602. At Sea, Apr. 1942

Jim got #601!


While the Allies are getting rolled over in the Pacific, things might be looking up in the Atlantic--provided these men can succeed in their objective.


| posted by John, 11:39 AM | 8 comments |

601. Philippines, Apr. 1942

Jim got #600!


You might think that after Pearl Harbor, the American public's rage against Japan couldn't be stronger. You'd be wrong.

| posted by John, 7:16 AM | 14 comments |

600. At the Movies, Feb. 1942

Nora & Jim got #599!


Here's our second movie. It's about an annoying houseguest who won't leave, and has a title often copied.

*Six hundred films and still going strong! Thanks to all players...


| posted by John, 7:19 AM | 3 comments |

599. At the Movies, Feb. 1942

Nora got #598!


Let's spend today at the movies. There are a couple of movies out now that are destined to become classics. Here's the first.


| posted by John, 7:15 AM | 9 comments |

598. Sumatra, Feb. 1942

Nora got #597!


When Japan took Singapore, these women were captured.


| posted by John, 2:17 PM | 3 comments |

597. Jan. 1942

Jim got #596!


Do not adjust your set. The colors are correct. And he's none too happy about it!



| posted by John, 8:32 AM | 3 comments |

596. Nevada, Jan. 1942

Roy got #595!


In Memoriam
The US began selling war bonds to raise needed money. Supporting that cause would lead to her tragic death.


| posted by John, 12:25 PM | 3 comments |

Welcome to


Born this year: Terry Jones, Peter Tork, Tammy Faye Bakker, Aretha Franklin, Marsha Mason, Roger Ebert, Annete Funicello, Bob Hoskins, Martin Scorsese, Donna Mills.

| posted by John, 7:05 AM | 0 comments |

595. Los Angeles, Dec. 1941

Nora got #594!


The west coast reacted to the news of the attack in Hawaii with mobilization! Hopefully this makes people feel safer...


| posted by John, 9:54 AM | 2 comments |

594. Hawaii, 7 Dec. 1941

Roy got #593!


A date which will live in infamy....


| posted by John, 8:51 AM | 8 comments |

593. Hawaii, 6 Dec. 1941

Jim got #592! He's 5 in a row!


A nuclear aircraft carrier in 1941 is as out of place here as--as we are! I wonder if that freaky storm has anything to do with it.


| posted by John, 8:10 AM | 3 comments |

592. South Pacific, 1941

Jim got #591!


He's a plane spotter and a drunk, but now he has to watch a group of children.


| posted by John, 8:33 AM | 3 comments |

591. Nov. 1941

Jim got #590!


Who's this?



| posted by John, 8:01 AM | 5 comments |

590. New York, 1941

Jim got #589!


Don't tell him he looks like Boris Karloff. He hates that!


| posted by John, 6:02 AM | 4 comments |

589. New York, 1941

Jim got #588!


A playwright and a noisy but good-hearted neighbor. No points for guessing which is which!


| posted by John, 3:10 PM | 3 comments |

588. At Sea, 1941

Jim got #587!


Here's another tale of the sea. (Foreign Film)


| posted by John, 1:39 PM | 3 comments |

587. At Sea, 27 May 1941


A famous naval battle is taking place.


| posted by John, 8:09 AM | 2 comments |

586. Berlin, 12 May 1941

Correction: Roy got #585! (Sorry Roy!)


Presented to an audience of scientists, this wonderous machine is the world's first fully functional, freely programmable computer. It runs between 5-10 Hz, performs binary calculations, and has enough memory for 64 words at 22 bits each.



| posted by John, 8:22 PM | 3 comments |

585. Canada, 1941

Jim got #584! He's answered 5 in a row!


Technically this is a foreign film. Upon finding themselves caught in Canada, some Nazis attempt to escape into the neutral United States.


| posted by John, 10:55 PM | 2 comments |

584. New York, 1941

Jim & Peachy got #583!


This former reform-school kid has found his calling.


| posted by John, 6:09 AM | 2 comments |

Welcome to

Born this year: Faye Dunaway, Nick Nolte, Wolfgang Petersen, Ann-Margret, Mickey Jones, and Beau Bridges!

| posted by John, 6:01 AM | 0 comments |

583. At the Movies, Dec. 1940

Jim got #582!


She's getting remarried, but the ex-husband has other plans.


| posted by John, 6:02 AM | 7 comments |

582. Iowa, Nov. 1940

Jim got #581!


Who's this?


| posted by John, 11:03 PM | 4 comments |

581. At the Movies, 1940

DesiLinguist & Jim got #580!


Next film!

| posted by John, 6:25 AM | 2 comments |