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Saturday, June 6, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trivia

By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

After hailstorms, reporters cover livestock losses and property damage. But they have no way to detail the mass killings of birds. A lot of death out there remains unregistered, doesn’t it?

Among American men of retirement age, one in every four is called John, William, James, Charles or George.

Q. If the Mount Rushmore sculpture is not the largest in the world, what is?

A. The Stone Mountain sculpture of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson near Atlanta.

Q. Where’d we get the word “kingpin”?

A. From the nine-pin bowling game of the Dutch, brought here by early immigrants. They set up nine pins, spaced widely apart, in a diamond. The bowler who first knocked over 31 pins won the game. Or won by knocking over the center pin - called the kingpin - without overturning any of the others.

A refrigerator is always more efficient with food in it than without any. You, too?

The darker the olive, the more oil is in it.

Average age of golf caddies in Scotland at last report was 50.

In Tutankhamen’s tomb were gameboards. Like Backgammon. Roughly.

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