Stan’s Trivia Bits


Leonard Maltin’s review of the 1990 film “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” in his movie guide states that it contains “gratuitous cameo appearances.” Those cameos include one by Maltin himself, where he gives a bad review to the first “Gremlins” film.

The predatory insect known as the praying mantis gets its name from its prayerlike stance. What does the praying mantis have only one of, that other insects have at least two of?

A) Eye

B) Antenna

C) Ear

D) Hind leg


Friday’s answer: The continent with the highest average elevation above sea level is Antarctica, at about 6,500 feet, more than twice as high as second-place Asia.