Die prokureurs, die pornografie, en die preutse tannie

Baie jare gelede was ek as vryskut IT konsultant werksaam by 'n prominente prokureursfirma in Pretoria. Prokureurs is by verre dié moeilikste kliënte om te hê in die IT-bedryf, want dis mos nou nie mense wat jy sommer goedsmoeds met prokureurs kan dreig nie. Dreigemente soos dié val op dowe ore, of word summier begroet met … Continue Reading ››

Dating Site Dinge

Internet DatingEk het toe mos my hand (lyf?) gewaag aan "Internet dating" vroeg in 2015. Vanweë die druk wat verskeie vriende en vriendinne op my geplaas het sedertdien, het ek tog maar besluit om my wedervaringe hier te deel. Wees gewaarsku - daar is "some really weird piepol" daar buite. Maar … Continue Reading ››

25 Tekens dat jy nie meer vandag se kind is nie

  1. Kafoefel op 'n enkelbed is buite die kwessie.
  2. Jy kreun voordat, asook terwyl jy buk.
  3. Jou yskas bevat meer kos as drank.
  4. Jy geniet dit om blokkiesraaisels te voltooi.
  5. 5vm is hoe laat jy opstaan, nie hoe laat jy gaan slaap nie.
  6. Baie van jou sinne begin met "toe ek jou ouderdom was..."
  7. Nie een van die Kia Top 20 liedjies … Continue Reading ››

‘n Trivia SA intekenaar bieg: ek het verhoudings met ander mans

(Bydrae ingestuur deur 'n anonieme vroulike Trivia SA intekenaar.)
Ek wil vandag by julle bieg. Ek moet dit net met iemand deel en julle is tog my vriende, so ek hoop julle verstaan en verkwalik my nie. In my getroude lewe het ek al verhoudings met 'n hele paar ander mans gehad. Maak nie saak in … Continue Reading ››

We have a best smeller

When we launched our website in June 2014, we promised you fascinating facts, intelligent humour - and the smell of braaivleis. We've recently managed to deliver the smell of braaivleis to the whole world out there in a big and very unique way. if you Google "the smell of braaivleis", you'll … Continue Reading ››

Die hoitie-toitie wynproewer – en die kommin biker

In die dae voor Facebook moes mens actually van aangesig tot aangesig met iemand gesels om hulle te leer ken. Deesdae, danksy Facebook, is dit baie maklik om iemand op sy baadjie (of selfs sy bike) te takseer nog lank voordat jy die arme drommel persoonlik en in lewende lywe ontmoet het. My onlangse ondervinding van … Continue Reading ››

Lesotho: Why King Shaka said the F-word, and left

F this

From 1813 to 1830, lots of people were running around in the Lesotho mountain region, stealing cattle and throwing sticks, spears, knopkieries, rocks and whatever was available at one another. FightingAt the time, King Shaka was raiding … Continue Reading ››

Hoekom die Spar logo ‘n boom is

Spar logoDie Spar se oorspronklike naam was "DE SPAR" - 'n afkorting vir die Nederlandse "Door Eendrachtig Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig." "De Spar" is Nederlands vir 'n tipe denneboom (in Engels "The Spruce"), vandaar die logo. Soos wat die Nederlandse maatskappy in Europa begin uitbrei het, is die naam … Continue Reading ››

Hier’s groot moeilikheid

Wanneer ma jou roep

Famous firsts for women

In celebrating women's month this August, Trivia SA has a look at some awe-inspiring women starting way back when in 1903 - just to remind you how amazing women are and have been throughout history. If you're a woman and you simply want to bask in all the feminine glory - please go … Continue Reading ››

Eskom load shedding: the naked truth

South Africans have been kept in the dark - quite literally - when it comes to Eskom's load shedding, and the reasons behind it. We here at Trivia SA think we've uncovered the naked truth. Zuma Eskom

Two famous baboons from South Africa

The baboon that worked for the railroad

During the latter part of the 1800s, travellers to Cape Town, along the Port Elizabeth mainline railroad, frequently saw a curious sight as they entered the Uitenhage train station. The signalman operating the levers that set the signals in the control tower was a baboon named Jack. As strange as … Continue Reading ››

When in Rome… (or France, or Russia, or Italy)

Do’s and Don’ts when travelling abroad

When in Rome
The Sarf Effikens were here already.
Before you hop on your flight to any of the following exotic destinations, we at Trivia SA want to make sure you don’t get arrested simply because you took a … Continue Reading ››

Follow me to…

"Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey." Russian photographer Murad Osmann met a beautiful stranger on an assignment in Spain. The chemistry between them was instantaneous. Murad loved to take pictures of almost anything and everything that caught his photographic eye - but the beautiful stranger soon had enough of his incessant photo clicking. The wisp … Continue Reading ››

If these famous people were Afrikaans…

Ons het op 4 Julie 2014 'n 'post' op ons Trivia SA Facebook bladsy geplaas, wat as volg gelees het: "If famous actors and musicians were Afrikaans... "We'll start you off, please add to the list: Will Smith - Willem Smit Paul Newman - Paul Niemand Laurence Olivier - Lourens Olivier John Wayne - Jan … Continue Reading ››

Gifts from Canada, to the whole world

Canada Day is here!

Canada turned 146 years old this year, and some Canadians have given the world some of its greatest inventions. In honour of Canada Day, here are some of Canada's greatest gifts to the world:

The Epic Old Man

Trivia SA considers this to be Canada's … Continue Reading ››

Party animals

The morning after the night before... Watch what happens when African animals get a bit drunk on ripe marula fruit - and the effects of the subsequent hangover. Clip from Jamie Uys' movie "Beautiful People (1974)"

Popcorn and Trivia – Top 10 Movies of 1984

Film stripMemorable lines from movies released way back when still bring a smile to our collective dials ("I'll be back" and "Who ya gonna call?" for example). 1984 saw the release of some of the most iconic movies ever made. A whole bunch of these movies were the first of as many as … Continue Reading ››

Thank you, Eskom

It was a dark and stormy night
Captioned by Trivia SA, after having experienced several blackouts due to Eskom load shedding early in 2014.

Miriam Makeba has the longest family name by far

Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba was the first African woman to win a Grammy, and the first black woman to have a Top 10 worldwide hit with 'Pata Pata' in 1967. Miriam's full real name is Zensile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Balomzi Xa Ufnu Ubajabulisa Ubaphekeli … Continue Reading ››

Jan Ellis had a pudding named after him

Springbok legend Jan Ellis Jan Ellis pudding is basically a baked sponge pudding that's covered in a creamy syrup. Jan Ellis was the most capped Springbok rugby player (he played flank) when he retired, with thirty-eight caps to his name. Huisgenoot phoned Jan's wife Hyla in Bronkhorstspruit … Continue Reading ››

Wie was Daan Desimaal / Who was Decimal Dan?

"1/2 sent vir een pennie en een sent vir twee..." Op 14 Februarie 1961 het Suid-Afrika oorgeskakel vanaf sterling na die desimale sisteem. Bank notes and coins, South AfricaTo help in the switch, the government devised the song "Decimal Dan / Daan Desimaal" (played by Barry … Continue Reading ››

Ons is “stoute kabouters” en hoort in die “tjoekie”

Ons het heerlik gelag toe een van ons Trivianers ons onlangs laat weet dat ons klaarblyklik in die "tjoekie" is. Trivia SA word beskryf as 'n "stoute kabouter" op toeter (Afrikaans vir "twitter"). Maar wag, ons loop dinge vooruit. Kom ons begin by die begin. Indien jy gewonder het wat van ons beloofde Trivia SA kompetisies geword het...

Augustus 2014

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Eksamen flaters (deel 1)

Eksamen flaters Waarvoor word beesvelle gebruik? Om die bees binne te hou. Wat is die verlede tyd van eet? Honger Wat is die verkleinwoord van oupa? Kleinseun Wat is die doel van die kies- en oogtande? Die kiestande kou die kos en die oogtande kyk dat hulle die werk goed doen. Voltooi die idioom: Hoe meer … Continue Reading ››

AdSpark sit vonk in jou Facebook advertensie

AdSpark Facebook Advertensie Te oordeel die fenomenale toename in Facebook advertensies, is dié sosiale medium beslis die aangewese mark vir adverteerders om toekomstig te teiken. Aktiewe adverteerders het op Facebook tot 2 miljoen, oftewel 33%, gestyg van die 1,5 miljoen adverteerders wat in Julie 2014 op hierdie platform geadverteer het. Die … Continue Reading ››

Juan (van Spanje) lag al te lekker vir ons webwerf

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Die saga van die groot ‘perd sleep’

Dit het alles begin toe ons ‘n advertensie op Facebook raakgelees het – op 1 Julie 2015…

Fascinating facts, intelligent humour – and the smell of braaivleis.