Stan’s Triviabits

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n Actress/author Fannie Flagg had to change her name when she entered show business, because there was already an actress with her real name: Oscar-winner Patricia Neal.

n Nabisco has been selling its Barnum’s Animals brand of animal crackers for more than 100 years, originally in large tins. The familiar boxes-with-a-string were invented for the 1902 Christmas season, so they could hang from Christmas trees.

Robert Preston was the first to portray the title role of Professor Harold Hill in the original 1950s Broadway production of “The Music Man.” When Preston left the show, what actor, best remembered today for his TV roles, got the part?

A) Andy Griffith

B) Eddie Albert

C) Robert Wagner

D) Buddy Ebsen

Answer Monday.

Previous answer: After the United States, China had the highest amount of carbon-dioxide emissions in 2003 – more than twice as much as third-place Russia.

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