January 16, 1998 in Features


L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

Almost 70 percent of Idaho is publicly owned.

Q. What was the last public thing Benjamin Franklin did?

A. Wrote a letter asking Congress to abolish slavery.

“Uncopyrightable” isn’t the only 15-letter word with no letter repeated, but you’ll be hard pressed to find another.

Spring and autumn come from opposite directions, do they not? Spring up from the south, autumn down from the north. At about 17 miles a day.

If you want to track bear, the first thing you have to learn is that a bear has five toes on each foot, but the big toe is where you’d expect the little toe, and vice versa.

Almost everybody who lives in a single-family house plants shrubs around its base. That’s in North America, but not necessarily elsewhere. The close girdle of shrubs is an American innovation - To hide exposed foundations that rise several feet above the ground.

Q. What limits does the United States Golf Association put on the size and weight of golf balls?

A. Diameter, no more than 1.68 inches. Weight, no more than 1.62 ounces.

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