Thursday, January 15, 2009

I've Gone Down (Under)

Why the heck am I playing Trivia in an Australian trivia room? I know - crazy, huh? Here I sit in Houston, Texas but have found a great trivia room online that is centered in Australia.

So, I am finding myself knowing what a monotreme is, where the Big Ant, Big Banana, and Big Chook (among others) are, and that Robert Menzies was the longest serving prime minister.

Are you wondering what a monotreme is about now? I know, you Australians (hi, Kerrie!) who pop in regularly have this down, but for those of us who don't, these are egg-laying mammals. Is that wild of what? Check out the echidna and platypus.

Oh, and the national flower is the Golden Wattle - very pretty, but not what I would have expected.

Forget squirrels - they don't have any. It's funny, I never thought about that before, but I do now.

Of course, I don't see any kangaroos or wallabies hopping around on the Gulf coast of Texas either.

Do you think I am going to tell you where to find this trivia room? No. More points for me.

Have a g'day!


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I remember a rather amusing Foster's beer ad where a pretty woman sitting at a bar smashes her empty beer can against her forehead and then belches, the two gents looking on in admiration, and the voiceover says "Keeper"

Lynda said...

Gary, you always crack me up!

Kerrie said...

Yep, that would be me...!!!

Won't challenge you at Aussie trivia...Scrabble is quite enough. I would be at a distinct advantage I feel.

Ritch in Love said...

I was just going to mention Fosters. We used to serve it on Southwest and whenever I think of Fosters I think of Australia. What a funny ad!
I'm more of a book trivia chick. More power to ya for knowing so much Australian trivia!

Givinya De Elba said...

Yes, how cool are our monotremes? We have no squirrels, but plenty of possums.

Sounds like you'd do better in the trivia room than I would though.

Ronnica said...

I'm not sure that I would do very good on Australian trivia...

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