Stan’s Triviabits


n Word of the week: “omphaloskepsis.” It is the mystic contemplation of one’s navel. The word is derived in part from the Greek word for “navel” and is related to “skeptic.”

n Virginia has two counties named for Revolutionary War-era orator Patrick Henry: Patrick County and the neighboring Henry County. They were originally one county named Patrick Henry, which was split in 1790.

The first escalator built in the United States was installed in 1897. It was used in:

A) A coal mine

B) An amusement park

C) A department store

D) A ski resort

Previous answer: Eddie Albert, later to star in the sitcom “Green Acres,” succeeded Robert Preston in the title role of the original Broadway production of “The Music Man.”