Stan’s Triviabits


n Carpenter’s pencil update: A recent TriviaBit commented that flat carpenter’s pencils are still sharpened by hand. Several readers wrote to let us know that sharpeners for them can be bought at hardware stores.

Carbonated beverages Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and root beer were all invented by men whose occupation was:

A) Blacksmith

B) Pharmacist

C) Physician

D) Farmer

Tuesday’s answer: The quoted source in the current “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations” with the latest birth date is J.K. Rowling (born 1965), who has two entries from her first Harry Potter book.