Stan’s Trivia Bits

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Who put the “buck” in “buckwheat”? “Buck” is derived from the German word for the beech tree, because buckwheat seeds were thought to resemble beech nuts.

n In October 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower posed at a Colorado army hospital for his first photographs after suffering a heart attack. His red pajamas sported five stars on each lapel, plus the message “MUCH BETTER THANKS.”

The first retail product with a UPC code ever scanned in a retail store was a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum, at an Ohio supermarket in:

A)
1964

B) 1974

C) 1984

D) 1994

Tuesday’s answer: Actor John Travolta once said, “The more famous I become, I realize that my only real talent is luck.”

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