n Who was James Murray Spangler, and why should you care about him? In 1907 he invented the upright vacuum cleaner using a fan, a soap box, a broom handle, a pillowcase and a rotating brush. You’ve probably never heard of him because he sold the patent to W.H. Hoover.

“Wuthering Heights” was the only novel written by Emily Bronte, originally published in 1847 under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell. The title refers to the Yorkshire manor that is the setting for the novel, but what is “Wuthering”?

A) The name of the family that built the residence

B) A regional word meaning “stormy”

C) The village where the residence is located

D) An archaic spelling of “withering”

Tuesday’s answer: In a letter to his friend and colleague F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway called letter writing “a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something.”

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