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Tuesday, June 2, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trivia

By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

Q. What color is the inside of the sun?

A. Black. Take my word for it. I took somebody else’s.

Divorced men over age 50, if they marry again, tend to match up with women who on average are four years younger. Only one over-50 divorced man in 25 marries a woman 20 years younger.

Q. If the egg in its shell floats, it’s bad, right?

A. Unless there’s sugar in the water. Sufficient sugar. Any egg will float in that.

“The words in this sentence average 4.78 letters long.” That’s too long. Average length of English words in general use is 4.5 letters.

The law in Spain’s Seville permits two people together to climb the 320-foot Giralda Tower there, but never one person alone. An anti-suicide measure.

When western worlders discovered Tahitians, the Tahitians had no words for “thank you.” They showed appreciation not with lip service, but by actually doing something. Carrying loads, unpacking cargo, moving heavy gear, whatever, anything to help. But we swiftly civilized them out of that barbaric custom.

Not all animals fight over territory. Elephants don’t.

In the first several centuries of Christianity, “pope” was a title of respect for any bishop. And others.

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