n You may be familiar with the term “runcible spoon” (aka “spork”), or a spoon with a serrated edge for eating grapefruit or squash. But the term was coined by British poet Edward Lear for his “Owl and the Pussycat.” The illustration Lear drew of it depicts a large ladle-like spoon with neither tines nor serration.

n What was Life like 50 years ago? November 1958 cover subjects included the recently elected Pope John XXIII and actress Kim Novak. In the article “Everybody is Dishonest,” lie-detector expert John Reid had this advice: “If you must lie, be bold. Be loud and aggressive, and be sure to take the initiative.”

When Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” came out in the 1930s, what was the best-selling dwarf doll?

A) Dopey

B) Sneezy

C) Grumpy

D) Doc

Answer Monday.

Thursday’s answer: Jackie Robinson portrayed himself in the 1950 biopic “The Jackie Robinson Story.”


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