Trivia Bits for Jun 26, 2017

By Leslie Elman

June 26, 2017 2 min read

Equus simplicidens is commonly known as the Hagerman horse, for Hagerman, Idaho, where its fossilized remains were discovered in 1928. Closely related to zebras — although possibly lacking a striped coat — Hagerman horses disappeared from North America about 10,000 years ago, so finding their remains was big news for paleontologists. Three tons of specimens were excavated by the Smithsonian Institution in 1929 alone. Some of those specimens are in the collections of natural history museums from Los Angeles to Ontario, and Idaho's Hagerman Fossil Beds is now a national monument.

Which U.S. president had a summer job as a ranger at Yellowstone National Park?

A) Bill Clinton

B) Gerald Ford

C) Lyndon B. Johnson

D) Ronald Reagan

Previous answer: On "Married, With Children," Al Bundy was a salesman at Gary's Shoes.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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