Puzzle of the Day

Discussion Problem. To help you build confidence for the final exam, here is the world’s easiest test. (I first saw this in a posting by Peter Langston to the YUCKS Digest.) Good luck!
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  1. How long did the Hundred Years War last? Answer: 116 years (from 1337 to 1453).
  2. In which country are Panama hats made? Answer: Ecuador.
  3. Where does catgut come from? Answer: Sheep and horses.
  4. What is a camel’s hair brush made of? Answer: Squirrel fur.
  5. What kind of creatures were the Canary Isles named after? Answer: A large breed of dogs. The Latin name was Insularia Canaria — “Island of Dogs”.
  6. What was King George VI’s first name? Answer: Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936, he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should be called Albert.
  7. What color is a purple finch? Answer: The distinctively colored parts are crimson.

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