Stan’s Triviabits


n The nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet” is believed to have been written by 16th-century British scientist Thomas Muffet. Muffet was an entomologist, specializing in the study of insects, particularly spiders.

n The 1965 Beatles film “Help!” includes the unlikely dedication to American sewing-machine pioneer Elias Howe.

Pound cake got its name from the traditional weight of:

A) The pan it is baked in

B) The completed product

C) The raw batter

D) Each of its main ingredients

Answer on Monday

Friday’s answer: The spice cinnamon is obtained from the bark of the cinnamon tree.