n Word of the week: “factoid,” which you may have noticed hasn’t appeared before in this space. Although some take its meaning to be a tidbit of trivia, the word was coined by Norman Mailer for his 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe, to be a statement of dubious authenticity. (Thanks to Alex Vaughn of Old Lyme, Conn.)

What famous American wrote the book “African Game Trails?”

A) Theodore Roosevelt

B) Mark Twain

C) Charlton Heston

D) Erica Jong

Friday’s answer: The world’s largest inhabited castle as well as the world’s oldest in continuous operation is England’s Windsor Castle. Dating back to the days of William the Conqueror, the castle’s floor space is about 500,000 square feet.

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