Topsy-turvy term: Credit-card company executives have a special term for those card holders who pay off their entire balances every month, thus not incurring any finance charges. It’s “deadbeat.” We don’t know if they call people who don’t pay even the minimum balance “our best customers.”

A Guinness world record was claimed by the NBA’s Hornets last January. Between the third and fourth quarters of a game versus the Orlando Magic in Oklahoma City, 1,750 Hornets fans in the stands:

A) Donned Groucho Marx glasses

B) Performed “the wave”

C) Danced the hula

D) Received cell-phone calls

Thursday’s answer: The lowest toll for transit through the Panama Canal was the 36 cents charged to American adventurer Richard Halliburton, who swam through it in 1928.


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