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Just a little trivia

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Brenda Harrison

Don’t worry about the male mosquitoes, only female mosquitoes will bite you.

In the early stage version of “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy’s faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene.

Dr. Seuss was challenged to write a book using no more than 50 different words. The result? “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Kool-Aid was originally marketed as “Fruit Smack.”

In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase “Good night, sleep tight.”

If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.

The only difference between a yard sale and a trash pickup is how close to the road the stuff is placed.

Every woman wants a man who is handsome, understanding, economical and a considerate lover, but again, problem is the law allows only one husband.

Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. But, the law allows only one wife.

When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: Either the car is new or the wife is.

The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Reno is farther west than Los Angeles.

Michael Jackson’s 1988 autobiography Moonwalk was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called Last Month’s Newsletter.

The Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrated 11-11-11 as The Day That Most Resembles Corduroy.

Failed PEZ flavors include coffee, eucalyptus, menthol, and flower.

Mark Twain invented a board game called Mark Twain’s Memory Builder: A Game for Acquiring and Retaining All Sorts of Facts and Dates.

The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines “happy cabbage” as money to be spent “on entertainment or other self-satisfying things.”

Sources: ArcaMax and Mental Floss.

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