n Word of the week: “silent rave.” It is a dance party where all the attendees listen to the same music played simultaneously on their personal headphones, each attached to their own portable music players. Thus no one “just walking in” can hear the music, which is the “silent” part of the term.

n Singer James Brown had five well-known nicknames: “The Godfather of Soul,” “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Mr. Dynamite,” “Mr. Please Please,” and “Soul Brother No. 1.” Is there any celebrity (past or present) with more well-known nicknames?

In what year did human beings make the first confirmed surface visit to the North Pole?

A) 1889

B) 1909

C) 1938

D) 1968

Friday’s answer: For the power his comments had on the American public, humorist Will Rogers was called “The most dangerous man in America” by writer H.L. Mencken.

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