Monday, October 16

n Word of the week: “pyramidion.” It is the small pyramid at the apex of an obelisk, such as the one atop the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C.

n When the Montreal Expos baseball team left town in 2005 to become the Washington Nationals, the team mascot Youppi became the mascot of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. This is the first case of inter-sport mascot-switching in professional sports.

Five films in which Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon appear together have the word “Beach” in the title, and four have the word “Party” in the title. What other word appears in the title of three Funicello/Avalon films?

A) Surf

B) Sand

C) Bikini

D) Dance

Friday’s answer: A “suit of lights” (“traje de luces” in Spanish) is the traditional costume worn by matadors.

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