Stan’s Triviabits

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n Word of the week: A “mecometer” is a caliper-like device used to measure the length of a newborn infant. A scale is often attached to it, to measure the infant’s weight.

n Gender bender: Novelist Anne Rice of vampire fame was born Howard Allen O’Brien. Rice’s father was named Howard, and her mother thought that giving her that name would give her an unusual advantage in the world.

The first Internet site of an American professional sports league debuted way back on April 10, 1995. What pro sport was first on the Web?

A) Wrestling

B) Football

C) Golf

D) Auto Racing

Saturday’s answer: Actress Charlize Theron is a native of South Africa. She grew up on a farm near Johannesburg.

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