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Trivia Test: September 3, 2020

1. U.S. STATES: Which state has the only flag that isn’t rectangular? 2. GOVERNMENT: What is the subject of the eighth amendment to the U.S. Constitution? 3. TELEVISION: What was the name of Jed Clampett’s bloodhound on “The Beverly...


Strange But True

* It’s illegal to kill Bigfoot in British Columbia. That is, if you ever actually run across him. * In March 2019, the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans celebrated its 125th anniversary by offering a free seven-night stay in the presidential suite,...


Trivia Test: August 20, 2020

1. LITERATURE: What was the name of Hermione’s pet cat in the “Harry Potter” series? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the name of the metal band that attaches a pencil and an eraser? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of giraffes called? 4....


Strange But True: August 20, 2020

* A tarantula discovered in 2015 near Folsom Prison, California, was given the scientific name “Aphonopelma johnnycashi” after Johnny Cash, in honor of his song “Folsom Prison Blues.” * For that matter, “The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin...


Strange But True: August 13, 2020

* A Florida waitress was promised a new Toyota after winning a sales contest at her restaurant, but was given a toy Yoda, a “Star Wars” doll, instead. She sued the company, and received more than enough to buy herself a new Toyota. * Alchemist...


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