Les Paul and Mary Ford had a minor hit in 1955 with “Magic Melody,” which ended with the familiar “shave and a haircut” musical phrase, without the final two notes (“two bits”). After receiving complaints about the omission, Capitol Records released the two-second “Magic Melody Part 2,” consisting only of those two notes, which is said to be the shortest recorded tune of all time. (Thanks to Ken Clark of Kent, Wash.)

Which of these European nations is not a member of NATO?

A) Poland

B) Iceland

C) Ireland

D) Germany

Answer Monday.

Thursday’s answer: Hungry Jack’s is the name of the Australian franchises of Burger King fast-food restaurants. The name Burger King was unavailable in Australia due to its previous use there by another company.


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