Trivia

Hard

Which Modern Day Actor Landed A Role Portraying His Very Distant And Famous Cousin?

Benedict Cumberbatch
Sean Connery
Al Pacino
Tom Cruise

Answer: Benedict Cumberbatch

In 2012, the BBC began airing a critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s second historical tetralogy dubbed The Hollow Crown. Like Shakespeare’s original work, the series explored the lives of prominent English royalty: Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V.

The popularity of the series inspired a second release, scheduled for 2016, focused on Shakespeare’s first historical tetralogy and dubbed The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses. In this series, viewers will be treated to a particularly interesting historical coincidence that, if not for the efforts of dedicated genealogist and professor Kevin Schurer, we would be unaware of and unable to delight in.

In the second series, King Richard III is portrayed by modern day actor Benedict Cumberbatch who, thanks to Schurer’s careful studies, we now know is King Richard III’s second cousin sixteen times removed.

Trivia

Easy

The U.S. State With The Highest Number Of French Speakers Is?

Trivia

Hard

Unlike Water, You Cannot Sink In?

Trivia

Hard

The First Drinking Straws Were Used For What?

Trivia

Hard

Tamagotchis, The Fad “Pocket Pet” Toy That Swept The Late 1990s, Was Created By What Company?

Trivia

Easy

Free Ice Machines Are A Fixture In Hotels Across America Thanks To Which Hotel?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest National Park In The World Is Located In Which Country?

Trivia

Hard

The Large Protrusion That Hangs Off A Turkey’s Forehead Is Called A?

Trivia

Easy

Which Famous Inventor Allegedly Electrocuted An Elephant To Discredit His Competition?

Trivia

Hard

Astronomers At The Parkes Telescope Identified What As The Cause Of Mysterious Interference?

Trivia

Hard

Which British Knight Had A Sword Forged From A Meteorite?