Small-town celebrity birthplace of the week: Vinita, Okla. TV psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw was born there in 1950.

Engineer/inventor Robert Fulton is best remembered as the developer of the first commercially successful steamboat in 1809. Less commonly known is that, nine years before Fulton’s steamboat, he designed the first practical:

A) Washing machine

B) Alarm clock

C) Sunglasses

D) Submarine

Wednesday’s answer: Tom Hanks told host James Lipton on a recent segment of “Inside the Actors Studio” that he hates the sound of the telephone ringing.


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