Stan’s Triviabits

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n Waste not, want not: The motto of the planet Melmac, home of the title character in the 1980s sitcom “ALF,” was “Are you going to finish that sandwich?”

n Bloodhounds did not get their name from an ability to detect the scent of blood. Rather, they were the first breed whose ancestry and breeding (bloodline) were extensively documented.

The 2005 biopic “Cinderella Man” stars Russell Crowe as heavyweight boxing champ James J. Braddock. What was Braddock’s middle name?

A) John

B) Joseph

C) Jerry

D) Walter

Monday’s answer: The first escalator built in the United States was installed in Coney Island, N.Y., in 1897 and used as an amusement-park ride.

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