n Word of the week: “quidnunc,” a person who is interested in all the latest gossip, aka “busybody” and “yenta.” The Latin question “Quid nunc?” means “What now?” By the way, the word “gossip” is derived from “god-sib,” the godparent of one’s child or the parent of one’s godchildren. It has nothing to do with the “sipping” at the office water cooler, often a center for gossip.

According to the International Olympic Committee, what is the longest continuous corporate sponsor of the Olympic Games?

A) Eastman Kodak

B) Kellogg’s

C) Coca-Cola

D) IBM

Friday’s answer: Columns, needles and plates are three common varieties of snowflakes, named for their basic shapes. Other snowflake varieties include prisms and dendrites.


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