Stan’s Triviabits


n Turnabout department: Big Bird on the kids’ TV series “Sesame Street” has a teddy bear named Radar. He is named for the “M*A*S*H” character who owned a teddy bear.

n Word of the week: “gnomon” (pronounced KNOW-monn). That is the term for the raised part of a sundial that casts the shadow. The word is derived from the Greek for “interpreter.”

The world’s largest-volume manufacturer of vehicles of any type specializes in:

A) Motorcycles

B) Toy trucks

C) Bicycles

D) Automobiles

Saturday’s answer: Jimmy Carter’s 2003 historical novel “The Hornet’s Nest” was the first book of fiction written by a U.S. president.