n What’s the world’s largest desert? Sorry, it’s not the Sahara, which is the world’s largest sandy desert. Based on the strict definition as a region that gets little rainfall, the world’s largest desert is the entire continent of Antarctica, which gets an average of only two inches of precipitation each year. By the way, Antarctica is the world’s highest continent, with an average elevation of about 7,000 feet.

Where do the feathers on the costume of “Sesame Street” character Big Bird come from?

A) Swans

B) Turkeys

C) Ostriches

D) They’re man-made

Answer Monday.

Thursday’s answer: Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast aired on his weekly Mercury Theatre program on Oct. 30, 1938, the day before Halloween.


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