Many pop-music fans date the “British Invasion” from the Beatles’ first trip to the U.S. in February 1964. But the first tune by a British group to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard pop charts was the 1962 instrumental “Telstar” by the Tornadoes.

n A 1967 mayoral contest in a small town in Ecuador was won by the Pulvapies brand of foot powder. No kidding! During the campaign, the powder’s manufacturer used the ad slogan “Vote for any candidate, but if you want well-being and hygiene, vote for Pulvapies.”

“Short tandem repeats” is a key concept in what field?


B) Telegraphy

C) Cryptography

D) Genetic fingerprinting

Tuesday’s answer: World War I German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen got his “Red Baron” nickname from his red airplane.

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