Stan’s Triviabits

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n Eyeglasses came into common use in Europe at the end of the 13th century, although they may have been invented earlier. Roman Emperor Nero is known to have watched gladiatorial games through an emerald, presumably to correct for myopia.

Between 1915 and 1925, the Model T Ford, the most popular car of its era, could be bought in only one color: black. The primary reason was that black paint:

A) Cost the least

B) Was available in the largest quantities

C) Dried the fastest

D) Hid dirt the best

Monday’s answer: Barbra Streisand won an Academy Award for her role in “Funny Girl.” She played the same role on Broadway, but did not receive a Tony Award for it.

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