Chicago manufacturer R.S. Owens & Company has produced the Academy Award statuettes each year since 1982. Each Oscar takes 10 people and about 5.5 hours of labor to produce, including one hour just for polishing. The statuette weighs 8.5 pounds, about as much as a gallon of water.

n Giraffes must generate about twice the typical blood pressure of other large mammals in order to maintain proper blood flow to the brain.

The maximum number of days in a calendar year on which the 13th of the month can fall on a Friday is:

A) 2

B) 3

C) 4

D) 5

Monday’s answer: According to “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations,” the popular question “Are we having fun yet?” first appeared in 1979 in the Bill Griffith comic strip “Zippy the Pinhead.”


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