Stan’s Triviabits

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n Coincidence? You decide. The Lone Ranger’s horse Silver was supposedly named for the silver mine he owned. But the first sponsor of the radio version of “The Lone Ranger” was Silvercup Bread.

n Mickey Rooney celebrates his 85th year in show biz in 2006. The 1991 autobiography of the 5-foot-3-inch Rooney is “Life Is Too Short.”

The name of only one of the current capitals of world nations begins with the letter “E.” On what continent is this country?

A) Africa

B) Asia

C) Europe

D) South America

Wednesday’s answer: Coca-Cola (John Pemberton), Dr Pepper (Charles Alderton) and root beer (Charles Hires) were all invented by retail pharmacists to serve in their drug stores.

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