Greetings! Jack DeRue here, your collector of curiosities, ready for another round of ALL TRUE trivia.
1. The “Q” in Q-tips stands for quality.
2. Lyme disease is named after the town Lyme, Connecticut, where there were several cases in 1975.
3. When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France, it was issued a passport that said, “Occupation: King (deceased).”
4. Although Google Earth can show you anywhere in the world, most people look for their house the first time they use it.
5. A shark can detect one part of blood in 1 million parts of water.
6. Ludwig van Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed music.
7. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.
8. No matter where you are in Michigan, you are no more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.
9. The name of the dog on a Cracker Jack box is Bingo.
10. Abraham Lincoln died in a bed that had been slept in previously by John Wilkes Booth.
Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!
• Jack DeRue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.