Stan’s Trivia Bits


Town name anomaly: The borough of Jersey Shore, Pa., is located mid-state in mountainous Lycoming County, nowhere near New Jersey. The “Shore” in its name is the Susquehanna River. The “Jersey” came from its founding family originally hailing from New Jersey. (Thanks to Rob Mills of Walnut Creek, Calif.)

The technical term for the half of a flag that is furthest from the flagpole is the same as a type of flying animal. That term is:

A) Bat

B) Eagle

C) Fly

D) Wren

Monday’s answer: Long before the 1975 debut of the ABC program “Good Morning America,” the almost-identical “Good Morning, America” was the title of a 1928 book of poems by Carl Sandburg.