Another Wrong Trivia Answer


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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.