Greetings! Jack DeRue here, your assembler of anti-typical announcements, here with another round of ALL TRUE trivia, with the exception of one oddball joke in the bunch.
1. “Utopia” is the Greek word meaning “nowhere.”
2. The best way to see if you have bad breath is to lick your wrist, let it dry and then smell it.
3. Richard T. James, the inventor of the slinky, had a nervous breakdown, moved to Bolivia and joined a religious cult.
4. Australia is larger than Pluto.
5. A theatrical performance on puns is a play on words.
6. High heels first were invented for men.
7. The book “Pride and Prejudice” originally was titled “First Impressions.”
8. One out of every 10 Europeans was conceived on an IKEA bed.
9. Pope Francis is an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
10. Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code,” once was a songwriter and pop singer in Los Angeles.
Stay inquisitive, my trivial friends!
• Jack DeRue is an award-winning author and syndicated columnist. He can be reached at email@example.com.