n Devoted fans of the sitcom “M.A.S.H” will remember that surgeon B.J. Hunnicutt (portrayed by Mike Farrell) was named for his parents Bea and Jay. We recently discovered a similar real-life naming. The first name of actor and football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen is a combination of his parents’ first names: Merle and Lynn.

Words starting with what letter of the alphabet take up the most pages of English dictionaries?

A) A

B) C

C) R

D) S

Wednesday’s answer: Cornell University co-founder Ezra Cornell earned his fortune in the telegraph business, as an associate of Samuel Morse.


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