Greetings! Jack De Rue here, your panhandler of pundit, bringing you another round of ALL TRUE trivia…
1. Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptics.
2. In 1939 a Nazi-ordered expedition went to Antarctica and claimed part of it for Germany, calling it “New Swabia.”
3. Luther Crowell of Cape Cod invented the paper bag in 1867.
4. The state of Florida is bigger than England.
5. The Skipper of “Gilligan’s Island” was called only once by his first name: Jonas.
6. Irving Berlin could not read or write music.
7. If you replace the “W” with a “T” in “What?, Where?, When?” you get the answer to each of them.
8. The same man does the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy.
9. The movie “Grease” was retitled “Vaseline” in Argentina.
10. 1940’s actress Hedy Lamarr was an inventor and behind advances that led to Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!
• Jack DeRue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org