Sweet differences: What distinguishes a cake from a pastry? A few things, actually. Cake ingredients usually include eggs, while pastries are usually eggless. Also, pastries are usually crisp after baking, while cakes aren’t. Pastry/cake experts are invited to add to these differences.

n Many years before WWW stood for “World Wide Web,” it stood for “Wicked Witch of the West,” Margaret Hamilton’s character in “The Wizard of Oz.” Ms. Hamilton frequently used “WWW” in autographing photos of herself in her witch costume.

“Mother of the universe” is the Asian native-language name for:

A) Mount Everest

B) Mother Theresa

C) The Taj Mahal

D) White rice

Thursday’s answer: Duct tape was invented in 1942 by Johnson and Johnson scientists for use by the military to waterproof ammunition cases.

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