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How frequently do you buy a watch?

Every four years is reported to be the U.S. watch-buyer’s average now.

You can order a fish milkshake in Bangkok.

Q. When did the Navy substitute grape juice for the daily rum ration?

A. In 1914. Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels thought it was a good idea. Sailors didn’t. Historians say they detested Daniels.

Four out of five people live in the Northern Hemisphere.

Q. Can you come up with the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train moving under a car driving under an airplane?

A. Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.

Q. Swedish settlers in Delaware built this country’s first log cabins - that I know - but why did they bring their own logs with them?

A. They weren’t sure they’d find the logs they needed. Vikings had not done so on Greenland nor along the northernmost coasts. What the Swedish colonists learned just before they sailed was colored by their legends.

Q. Why is a small piano called a “spinet”?

A. First of same was built by a 15th-century Venetian named Giovanni Spinetti.

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