n When did people start naming hurricanes? According to the National Hurricane Center, West Indies hurricanes were named for the particular saint’s day on which the storm occurred for hundreds of years, through the early 20th century. Later, latitude-longitude positions were used. The use of women’s names became the practice during World War II, because of a storm named Maria in the 1941 novel “Storm” by George R. Stewart.

According to Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, the first use of the phrase “Evil Empire” is credited to:

A) A Ronald Reagan speech

B) The film “Star Wars”

C) An Isaac Asimov short story

D) A 1917 New York Times article

Tuesday’s answer: “Adjustable spanner” is the British term for a monkey wrench.


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