What was “Life” like 50 years ago? Life magazine’s October 1956 cover subjects included Elizabeth Taylor (promoting the film “Giant”) and Winston Churchill’s “History of the English-Speaking Peoples.”

The first name of actress Patti LuPone, Tony winner for “Evita” and star of the TV series “Life Goes On,” isn’t short for Patricia. Patti was her mother’s maiden name. She is related to 19th-century opera star Adelina Patti.

According to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration, mayonnaise is required to have three ingredients: vegetable oil, eggs, and either vinegar or:

Purified water

B) Lemon juice

C) Baking soda

D) Wine

Monday’s answer: The three Funicello/Avalon “Bikini” films are “Bikini Beach,” “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” and “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.”

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