Small-town celebrity birthplace of the week: Radersburg, Mont. (current population about 70). Actress Myrna Loy was born there in 1905. (Thanks to John Worcester for the suggestion.)

Any space probe that lands on the planet Venus is unable to survive for more than a few hours, because of the:

A) High temperature

B) Dense atmospheric pressure

C) Molten surface of the planet

D) Corrosive gases in the atmosphere

Wednesday’s answer: In a standard American deck of cards, the King of Diamonds is armed with an ax, unlike the Kings of the other three suits, who are all armed with swords.


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