Greetings! Jack DeRue, your locator of the loco, here with another session of ALL TRUE trivia, with the exception of one fallacious fact.
1. In the 1960s, a booklet titled “How to Lose Weight” came with Slumber Party Barbie, and one of the suggestions was “Don’t eat.”
2. During the Cold War, the U.S. considered dropping huge condoms on the Soviets that were labeled “medium.”
3. Pirates are called “buccaneers” because of the price they charged for stolen corn.
4. The Pittsburgh Penguins made Mister Rogers their honorary captain in 1991.
5. In a conversation with U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger, Mao Zedong, or Chairman Mao, of China told him that they had an excess of women in China and offered to export 10 million Chinese women.
6. Newborn babies cannot taste salt.
7. The best kind of music to listen to if you want to increase your concentration is video game soundtracks.
8. The T. rex wasn’t so much a giant hunter as a giant scavenger.
9. A banana is a berry, but a strawberry is not.
10. The scientific name for when we say our stomach is rumbling is “borborygmus.” It’s really not your stomach, it’s the gas in your intestines.
• Jack DeRue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Fallacious fact is No. 3 … buck an ear.)