Stan’s Trivia Bits

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J. Fred Muggs, chimp mascot of the “Today” show from 1953 to 1957, is living in Florida, along with his simian companion, ’50s “Today” semi-regular Phoebe B. Beebe. They inhabit a 2,800-square-foot compound, with a swimming pool and walk-in refrigerator.

n What was “Life” like 50 years ago? Ten pages of the July 22, 1957, issue were of the 72-day transatlantic solo trip of a 35-year-old physician, paddling a 17-foot kayak. Never had the Atlantic been crossed in so small a craft with no outside help.

According to the latest estimates, in what state is the U.S. county with the smallest population?

A) Texas

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B) Minnesota

C) Nevada

D) Alaska

Monday’s answer: The praying mantis has only one ear, located in the middle of its underside.

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