Small-town celebrity birthplace of the week: Ehrenfeld, Pa. (current population about 200). Actor Charles Bronson was born there in 1921. (Thanks to Joan Morris of Walnut Creek, Calif., for the suggestion.)

Actor Kevin Pollak, who has appeared in such films as “A Few Good Men” and “The Whole Nine Yards,” was invited to the October 2004 ceremony that unveiled actor Christopher Walken’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, even though the two men had never met. Why?

Pollak’s father once saved the life of Walken’s father

B) They were inadvertent Internet chat-room buddies

C) Pollak’s ability to mimic Walken

D) Pollak’s star on the Walk of Fame is next to Walken’s

Wednesday’s answer: At 188 decibels, the whistling call of the blue whale is the loudest sound made by any animal.

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