Top 10 Trivia with Jack De Rue

Greetings! Jack De Rue here, your publisher of phenomena, ready for another round of trivia.

1. Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is used by researchers to attract animals to the cameras.

2. When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France in 1976, it was issued a passport that listed his occupation as, “King (deceased).”

3. Reno, Nevada, is farther west than Los Angeles.

4. The Three Musketeers candy bar originally was split into three flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.

5. When the computer mouse was first invented, it was called the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.”

6. The Vatican Bank is the only bank in the world whose ATM users can make their transactions in Latin.

7. Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper in the Israeli army.

8. Herbert Hoover was Stanford’s football team manager. At one game, he forgot to bring the football.

9. The voice actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from the 1930s got married in real life.

10. Japan grows watermelons in the shape of a cube.

Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!

• Jack De Rue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at

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