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Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trivia

By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

If a teaspoon contains 120 drops and the tables indicate it does then a pint contains 11,520 drops.

In 1875, at California’s Riverside, Frank Miller wanted to turn his farmhouse into a hostelry where tired travelers could feel safe in a bandit world. So he called it the Mission Inn, and to create an appropriate ambiance, put on a monk’s robe tied with a rope and shuffled quietly around the halls at night.

At last report a new name was added to the organ waiting list in the United States every 18 minutes.

Q. Why are wall switches always about 12 inches higher than the doorknobs?

A. There, the contractors don’t have to cut holes through the interior midheight fire matting required by building codes.

Q. What do the British mean by a “cold cookshop”?

A. That’s ancient vernacular for a funeral parlor. The director of same was called the “cold cook.”

Q. Is it possible to cross a sheep with a goat?

A. In test-tube experiments, it is. Scientists at the Institute of Animal Physiology in Cambridge, England, have done it. The embryo is implanted in surrogate sheep and goat mothers. They call their hybrid a “geep.”

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