Another Wrong Trivia Answer


Today’s Trivia question asks, “A Common Spike Used In Surveying Is Made From The Old Parts Of?” The closest correct choice for the answer is “Cotton Gin”. However, a cotton gin is not a cotton picker, which is the actual correct answer. The accompanying article claims cotton gins are used for picking cotton, which is not true. A cotton gin is a stationary machine used to separate the cotton fibers from the seed after the cotton has been picked. The spindle (not spike) shown is from a cotton picker, a completely different machine from a cotton gin and used to remove cotton, with the seeds still embedded, from the cotton stalks in the field.

Edit: The error has been corrected.