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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

Those scientists who daily check out particles in the air over Hawaii - there are a few, occasionally - can tell when the farmers in China start to plow.

It has been calculated that, if an ostrich were able to fly, it would have to do so at no less than 100 mph to stay up.

Florida’s Sarasota still carries an old law that makes it illegal for anybody in a bathing suit to sing in a public place.

Q. What’s whale blubber taste like?

A. In flavor and texture, when boiled, it’s a little like coconut meat, according to those who know.

Possums grow as long as they live.

King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into a fiery furnace, according to the Bible. “What fiery furnace?” asks a client. Scholars think it was an area in what’s now Iraq where flaming gas seeped to the surface. Near Baba Gurgur, specifically.

When a kangaroo gets nervous, it licks its forearms. Interesting. Never tried that.

Sun Valley’s original chairlift - the first such device at ski resorts - was patterned after a conveyor to load bananas on ships.

The beaver gulps air before it dives. Underwater, it gets about half a mile to the gulp.

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