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Arson in Kenya

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#25105
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:*** (2.77)
Submitted By:verve640Aus***!!




Two brothers from Kenya were preparing their boats for a day of fishing on Lake Victoria. The younger and less experienced brother was confused when he saw a thick brown cloud near the middle of the lake. He wondered if something had caught on fire and asked his brother if they should check for any victims. Upon seeing the cloud, the older brother laughed and assured his brother that as long as they steered clear of the cloud, no one would be hurt. At the end of the day the younger brother laughed at his mistake and even appreciated the cloud as he ate his dinner. What was that mysterious cloud?

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Aug 05, 2005

cool but disgusting
Aug 05, 2005

Mmm, just the thought of a juicy midge cake...
Nice bit of trivia I didn't know!
Aug 05, 2005

i agree with charitybabe. ;) I thought it was locusts, but I didn't know why he would apreciate them. nice work
Aug 06, 2005

were they eating a midgit cake or somthing for desert? o well awesome bit of trivia i definatly didnt kno!!
Aug 06, 2005

were they eating a midgit cake or somthing for desert? o well awesome bit of trivia i definatly didnt kno!!
Aug 06, 2005

that was stupid
Aug 06, 2005

not really pretty cool
Aug 06, 2005

I live in kenya for most of every year and it was pretty cool to see it in a teaser!
Aug 06, 2005

wow- i learn somethign every day!
Aug 08, 2005

I learned something i didn't know!
great trivia teaser!!
Aug 08, 2005

There was mention of getting hurt...I assumed it was bees. No one ever said these insects were dangerous. But if they breed in 'clouds' and it WOULD be dangerous...probably only cuz they're trying to do their 'thing'

I also saw the 'Lake Victoria' and didn't know it was IN Kenya. I thought it would be in Canada. And the fact that the guys were from Kenya was to confuse people.

OOPS....I really did learn somthing!
Aug 16, 2005

teaser it is!!!!
Aug 16, 2005

i havent try eating them.give some of its recipes so i can try it sometime
Sep 04, 2005

Wow, cool teaser. I did not know that, I was completly stumped. Great Job!
Sep 06, 2005

I figured it was some kind of bug, but I was hoping they were eating the fish they caught
Sep 06, 2005

i think this was posted last month????
Sep 06, 2005

very interesting
Sep 06, 2005

Awsome teaser. I didn't have a clue to the answer Interesting bit of trivia to chew on for the rest of the day.
Sep 06, 2005

that was really interesting Its fun to play and learn with interesting trivia and that was a good story also
Sep 06, 2005

Sep 06, 2005

I have heard of fog thick as pea soup. A bowl of that with a delicious midge cake would be a tidy lunch from Mother Nature's kitchen.
Sep 06, 2005

Watching the Discovery Channel and PBS comes in handy in moments like this.
Sep 06, 2005

No idea, how many people would. I never even heard of a midge
Sep 06, 2005

Can't even go outside anymore
Sep 06, 2005

No more trips to Kenya for me. I have a friend, Midge.....I wonder if she knows a food staple (ugh) shares her name?
Sep 06, 2005

YUCK! It's only 10 in the morning here - so super yuck - but it is interesting.
Sep 06, 2005

Wow! I never would've thought of insects of any kind! I'm from a place where there aren't any such swarms, & so it's not something that automatically springs to mind. I've heard about them, though! Thanks for teaching me, though.
Sep 06, 2005

wow i learned something new today this one was rather hard to figure out
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Sep 06, 2005

How is this even a brain teaser? It is not a puzzle, it is simply narrative trivia.
Sep 06, 2005

Hey, uncleduffy- it is less of a brain teaser, but still very good. A little history and knowledge will take you anywhere... Good job! I liked this!
Sep 06, 2005

You learn something new every day. very interesting.
Sep 06, 2005

Yeah, a little knowledge can take you a long way, and with some of gumbypal's pea soup and a delicious midge cake, you can go even further.
Sep 06, 2005

i guessed a dust cloud
but what in the world are midges???
Sep 06, 2005

The beauty of 'trivia' is that it's so trivial. I doubt this is one I'll try to remember, but I loved it none the less. Great job verve
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Sep 06, 2005

stupid, but very educating.
Sep 06, 2005

ummm, how can there be a fire in the middle of a lake?
Sep 06, 2005

i knew twas no fire- in d midle of a lake? Tx 4d education.
Sep 10, 2005

ihadnoideawhatmidges are and so it issumthing new i learned today thanksandkeepthemcoming
Sep 10, 2005

I thought it was a sort of animal, didn't think of midges. Bon Appetit is right though, gross!
Sep 11, 2005

That was cool!
Sep 24, 2005

Briliant! Informative and well writen! Keep them coming!
Nov 22, 2005

Interesting. I liked the trivia was stumped and looked up a midge.

minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water

Any of various gnatlike flies of the family Chironomidae, found worldwide and frequently occurring in swarms near ponds and lakes.

Any of various similar dipteran insects, such as the biting midges of the family Ceratopogonidae.
Nov 06, 2006

I was thinking a huge swarm of grasshoppers (locusts) they too, are common in Africa. I liked your teaser

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