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Trivia

By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

In 1936 Ben “Bugs” Hardaway did the initial drawings for a cartoon character dreamed up by a Warner Bros. creative group that included Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng. The scrawled identification on Hardaway’s sketches “Bugs’ Bunny” wound up as the name of the character, seen most recently on postage stamps.

Hot-air balloon pilots, I’m told, identify one another by their singed eyebrows.

Q. How long during the year do the North and South Poles go without sunshine?

A. North - 176 days. South - 182 days.

President Lyndon Johnson thought of himself as a realist in matters of love and war. It was he who said: “Two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she is having her way. And second, let her have it.”

Q. North Vietnamese soldiers seriously said they could smell Americans before they could see them. German soldiers in both World Wars said they similarly could detect the nearness of British. The Japanese more than a century ago said the same about European traders. Is that for real?

A. It is. What your skin glands excrete depends on what you eat, and different diets send forth different body aromas.

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