As my trivia challenge from last week seems to have stunned everyone into silence, the time is probably right to provide the answers…
* During the cold war, the United States deployed nuclear-warhead tipped bazookas.
TRUE! It was called the Davy Crockett, and was one of many insane weapon systems designed to defend the Fulda Gap.
* While Governor of California, Ronald Reagan launched a dressmaker’s dummy into orbit.
FALSE! This was however a plot line from the short lived Brother Power the Geek.
* Pope John Paul II was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
TRUE! The Globetrotters hand out honorary memberships to all kinds of people, including the late Pontiff.
* Alfred Hitchcock had no navel.
TRUE! Hitchcock was, of course, born with one, but by the time of his death he’d had so much abdominal surgery that it had completely gone missing.
That’s it! Go make your own entertainment!