Ernie Nevers, who played baseball with the St. Louis Browns
(1926-28) before switching to football and the Chicago Cardinals.
Ruth slammed two homers off Nevers in 1927, the year the Babe
hit his record 60 four-baggers.
2. Maize (or corn).
According to Mayan mythology, the gods molded the bodies of
the first four men and four women out of maize dough.
3. About 40 years
old, when they should have reached 10 inches to a foot in diameter.
4. Cate Blanchett
and Mary Steenburgen. Blanchett won in 2005 for her portrayal
of Katharine Hpeburn in The Aviator; Steenburgen won
in 1981 for her portrayal of Lynda Dummar in Melvin and
5. The god of silence
and secrecy -- and possibly the inspiration for the name of
the silent Marx brother, Harpo.