Who put the “cob” in “cobweb”? Whoever it was, it had nothing to do with corn or male swans. “Cob” is derived from an Old English word for “spider.”

n According to genealogical experts, virtually every person on Earth is descended from one royal personage or another. For example, the countless descendants of England’s King Edward III include Jane Austen, Robert E. Lee, Charles Darwin, Humphrey Bogart, Brooke Shields and at least six U.S. presidents.

The nickname “The Queen of Crime” has been given to a famous:

Bank robber

B) Bank robbery

C) Fictional sleuth

D) Mystery author

Answer Monday.

Thursday’s answer: For safety reasons, left-handed play in polo was outlawed in the 1970s.

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