This week’s questions:
- For whose use was the bowler hat originally designed?
- In which films did screen legend James Cagney say his oft-imitated line, “You dirty rat”?
- How was money raised to pay for the bronze status of Zeus that were erected at the Olympic Games held in ancient Greece?
- When it comes to theaters, what is continental seating?
- How did actor Ashton Kutcher alert his Twitter followers in 2011 that he was going to replace Charlie Sheen on the hit TV sitcom Two and a Half Men?
This week’s answers:
- English gamekeepers (game wardens), who had previously worn top hats on the job.
- In none of them. The closest he came to saying it was in the 1932 film Taxi!, when he said, “Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat, or I’ll give it to you through the door.”
- From fines imposed on athletes and sponsor cities for bribery, cheating, and lying.
- A seating arrangement with no center aisle, so access to the rows of seats is provided by aisles on each side.
- The day before the official announcement he tweeted, “What’s the square root of 6.25?” The answer is 2.5, as in two and a half.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”