Stan’s Trivia Bits

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M*A*S*H note: Alan Alda claims to have worn the same pair of boots, of genuine U.S. Army issue, for the entire 11-year, 251-episode run of the TV sitcom “M*A*S*H.”

Actor/comedian/author/banjo player Steve Martin is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. What was Martin’s college major?

A) Art

B) Geology

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C) Music

D) Philosophy

Answer Monday

Thursday’s answer: Although Richard Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman” is based on the legend of a ghost ship, the title role in the opera is sung by a bass-baritone. The “Flying” in the title doesn’t refer to aviation, but to the “rushing” meaning of “flying.”

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