R.R. Ruybalid of Concord, Calif., sends this TriviaBit about “I Write the Songs.” The tune was composed not by Barry Manilow, but by Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston. Johnston wrote it as a tribute to fellow Beach Boys member Brian Wilson.

The 2000 comedy film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” written and directed by the Coen brothers, is based upon Homer’s “Odyssey.” The title of the film is derived from:

A line in Shakespeare

B) A fictional film within a 1940s film

C) A line in the Old Testament

D) A “Saturday Night Live” skit

Wednesday’s answer: According to Guinness World Records, a British physician established a world’s record for fastest completion of the game Operation in 2001.

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