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Friday, June 5, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trivia

By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

Pavers in 1909 put down 3.2 million bricks on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

An Antarctic penguin starts to pant when the temperature gets over 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q. What’s the most popular food in Nepal?

A. The potato. Now.

Ancient Greek healers enlarged circular puncture wounds so they’d be noncircular. They knew round wounds mend more slowly than those of any other shape.

Male hummingbirds, unlike so many birds, are utterly promiscuous.

Laptop computer theft has been so high some new models now contain paging devices activated when their cases are opened without the required procedures. They phone home and report where they are.

Q. How fast is the pulse of an orca?

A. At the surface, 60 beats a minute. Underwater, 30 beats a minute.

Q. Has anybody ever come up with good reason to believe first-born children tend to be smarter than younger brothers and sisters?

A. Something like that was proved in a Netherlands study of 400,000 19-year-old males. Sizable sampling. It showed the IQs usually decrease from the first-born to the last-born. Exceptions abound.

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