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DR. JERRY WILSON


It’s been a while since we last had a trivia quiz for Curiosity readers, so here goes. Keep your own score.

Questions

1. What creature has the best vision?

2. What is the most popular main dish in the U.S.?

3. Who got the first Medicare card?

4. How many of the original Seven Wonders of the World still exist?

5. Does the “M&M” on the candy have any meaning?

6. What two common vegetables are perennials?

7. While on veggies, what is the oldest cultivated vegetable?

8. Which state’s capital city has the largest population?

9. Which state has part of its boundary in semicircular form?

10. Were Donald Duck’s nephews from a sister or a brother? (Recall that he had three nephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie.)

Answers (You haven’t been looking, have you?)

1. The hawk... watch him like a hawk.

2. Fried chicken, of course.

3. Harry S. Truman, in 1966 -- now there’s something that everyone should know.

4. One – the oldest, the Egyptian pyramids.

5. Yes – the makers, Mars and Murray.

6. Rhubarb and asparagus.

7. Cabbage -- a long time before corned beef came along.

8. Phoenix, Ariz. (Smallest? Montpelier, Vt.)

9. Delaware. Its northern border with Pennsylvania was drawn on a map with a compass, with the center of the circle at a courthouse in a small town. (Of course, looking at it the other way, Pennsylvania has a section of semicircular border, too; so if you said Pennsylvania, you get credit. See what an easy grader I am? Any of my former students will tell you that, I’m sure.)

10. A sister. The mother of the trio was Dumbella Duck, who sent a postcard to brother Donald telling him she was sending her “three angel children” for a visit. They never went home, and the fate of Dumbella is still unknown. Donald eventually adopted them, or so he claimed, making deductions as dependents on his taxes.

C.P.S. (Curious Postscript): “Life is not a remote; get up and change it yourself.” — Anon