Stan’s Triviabits

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n Much of the plot of the Mel Brooks western parody “Blazing Saddles” was inspired by the Errol Flynn film “Dodge City.”; Madeline Kahn’s role was based on Marlene Dietrich’s performance in “Destry Rides Again.”

Why did British poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning title her famous poetry collection “Sonnets From the Portuguese”?

A) The poems were translations from that language

B) “Portuguese” was her husband’s nickname for her

C) They were inspired by her travels in Portugal

D) Her first publisher was based in Portugal

Answer on Monday

Friday’s answer: Currently minted United States pennies are composed of 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper.

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