Visitors to the Swiss resort town of Interlaken can partake in tandem paragliding, hang gliding or skydiving from a hovering helicopter. In the latter, your jumpmaster is strapped to your back as you leave the copter at an altitude of 13,000 feet.

n Since 1978, a British book-trade magazine has presented an annual award for the oddest book title of the year. One previous winners was “Bombproof Your Horse.”

According to a 2006 stamp in the Wonders of America series issued by the U.S. Postal Service, in what state will you find America’s tallest sand dunes?


B) California

C) Nevada

D) Florida

Thursday’s answer: The shortest presidential inaugural address in U.S. history was the 135-worder delivered by George Washington on March 4, 1793.

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