Greetings! Jack De Rue here, your publisher of paltriness, ready for another round of trivia …
1. The monk who invented champagne was named Dom Perignon.
2. Tulips once were exchanged as a form of currency.
3. The dot above an “i” and a “j” is called a tittle.
4. A group of unicorns is called a “blessing.”
5. French horns originated in Germany.
6. In a survey, 58 percent of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was real, while 20 percent thought Winston Churchill was not.
7. Velociraptors were slightly larger than chickens.
8. When Russia’s Boris Yeltsin met President Bill Clinton in 1995, his first question was, “Do you think O.J. did it?”
9. In the 2011 census for the Czech Republic, more than 10,000 people listed their religion as “Jedi.”
10. More people are bitten each year by New Yorkers than by sharks.
Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!
• Jack De Rue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.