November 28th: What was the name of Shakespeare’s first child?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

28 Nov 2020

November 24th: How did ‘Lucy’ our oldest human ancestor get her name?

Your weekly dose of lockdown trivia from Spectator Life.

20 Nov 2020

November 17th: Which US state is named after Elizabeth I?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

14 Nov 2020

November 9th: Which royal diamond is the largest ever found?

Spectator Life’s weekly dose of lockdown trivia.

7 Nov 2020

October 30th: Why is this former Arsenal goalkeeper’s middle name Primrose?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life

24 Oct 2020

October 20th: What did Beatles fans steal from Paul McCartney’s girlfriend?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life

17 Oct 2020

October 3rd: What was John Lennon’s middle name?

Every weekend the Spectator brings you doses of topical trivia – facts, figures and anecdotes inspired by the current week’s…

3 Oct 2020

September 28th: Where did Napoleon come in his class?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

26 Sep 2020

September 23rd: Why did Ray Charles insist on being paid in single dollar bills?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

19 Sep 2020

7 ‘Djokovic’ moments where sports stars lost their cool

Novak Djokovic this week became the first tennis player for 20 years to be defaulted from a Grand Slam tournament,…

15 Sep 2020

September 15th: How did journalists prepare for Muhammad Ali’s first fight?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

12 Sep 2020

September 11th: Which famous author is Moby related to?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

5 Sep 2020

September 4th: What does Beyoncé eat for lunch?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

29 Aug 2020

August 28th: Shania Twain suffered from stage fright so badly at school that she did what?

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22 Aug 2020

August 21st: How are Kim Cattrall and Ringo Starr connected?

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16 Aug 2020

August 14th: what inspired Halle Berry’s name?

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7 Aug 2020

August 6th: how was Barbara Windsor’s ‘bra flying off’ scene achieved?

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1 Aug 2020

July 31st: Which London station did J.K. Rowling mistake for King’s Cross?

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25 Jul 2020

July 24th: why did Peter Sellers once turn up naked at Spike Milligan’s door?

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18 Jul 2020

July 17th: Which country declared itself a sovereign state in 1992?

Your dose of topical trivia for each day of the week.

11 Jul 2020

July 10th: which rude hotelier inspired Fawlty Towers?

John Cleese once stayed in a Torquay hotel that inspired the hit series.

4 Jul 2020

The week in facts: who stopped Mike Tyson from hitting on Naomi Campbell?

And what weapon was used to assassinate US President James Garfield? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

27 Jun 2020

The week in facts: how did Batman get his name?

And what was Denis Thatcher’s first wife called? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

20 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: how did the ‘black power’ salute come about?

The gloved one-fisted gesture during the 1968 Olympics turned out differently to what was planned. Mark Mason brings you a fact for each day of lockdown.

13 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: what inspired Orwell to create Room 101?

And what unusual sound effect was used in Raiders of the Lost Ark? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

6 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: what are Rafael Nadal’s tennis superstitions?

Mark Mason shares a fact for each day of lockdown.

31 May 2020