This week’s questions:
- What musical instrument represents the rattling bones of skeletons in orchestral performances of Danse Macabre, by French composer Camille Saint-Saens?
- How long does it take a papaya seed to grow into a 20-foot-tall, fruit bearing tree?
- Anatomically speaking, where are your PIP and DIP joints?
- What popular Hollywood leading man had an uncredited role as a deckhand aboard the sinking Titanic in the 1958 film A Night to Remember?
- What minimum height and width has the National Football League set for numbers on the front and back of each player’s jersey?
This week’s answers:
- The xylophone.
- Less than 18 months.
- On your fingers. The PIP joint is the second (middle) joint of the three on each finger; the DIP joint iss the last joint, nearest the tip of each finger.
- Sean Connery. He’s seen briefly, heavily bearded, assisting passengers as lifeboats are being loaded.
- Height, at least 8 inches, width, at least 4 inches. The NFL also mandates that smaller numbers appear on the upper arm of shoulder of each jersey.
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”