n We know of two U.S. cities that are not part of a county (or parish, the Louisiana equivalent). Both Baltimore, Md., and Carson City, Nev., are “independent” cities.

n The 16 new colors added to the roster of Crayola Crayons in 1993 were all named by consumers. They included Asparagus, Denim, Timber Wolf, Purple Mountain’s Majesty, and Macaroni and Cheese.

Jeff King, winner of the 2005 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, 1,151 miles from Anchorage to Nome, received a cash prize of $69,000 plus:

A) Two tons of dog food

B) Two tons of firewood

C) A new pickup truck

D) A new refrigerator

Monday’s answer: The message “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender” is found on the banjo of folk singer Pete Seeger.