Stan’s Triviabits


n Out-of-place definition?: According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, the word “Romaic,” derived from the Greek word for “Roman,” means “Of, or pertaining to, modern Greece.”

n Florida’s Hialeah race track (which closed in 2001) was the scene of the first totalisator to record bets and calculate odds (1932).

According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2003 (the latest year data is available) the U.S. led the world with the highest amount of carbon-dioxide emissions. The country in second place was:

A) Canada

B) China

C) Russia

D) Brazil

Thursday’s answer: “Ideas for Life” is the current slogan of Japanese consumer electronics company Panasonic.