The name of the durable fabric poplin is related to the word “pope.” The fabric was first made in Avignon, France, in the 15th century, during the period when the pope had a residence there.

n According to AARP Magazine, actor Tom Hanks grew up in a household of 16 children. His childhood family nickname was Number Nine.

Many surnames were originally the names of occupations, such as Carpenter and Baker. The surname Cooper is derived from an occupation, a manufacturer of:


B) Barrels

C) Arrows

D) Kilts

Answer Monday.

Thursday’s answer: Director/producer Hal Prince has won 21 Tony Awards, more than any other individual.

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