Trivia Bits for Aug 17, 2017

By Leslie Elman

August 17, 2017 2 min read

Left-handed athletes have an advantage in some sports. Not so in polo, where players are prohibited from wielding the mallet in their left hand. The rule has been in effect for decades to protect horses from colliding when two players charge toward the ball. (In the 1900s, the Hurlingham Club in England kept a roster of left-handed players, presumably so they could play together.) Lefties aren't barred from the sport today; they simply have to swing with their right hands. That's what natural lefty Prince William does.

Which fashion designer launched the Polo brand of sportswear in 1967?

A) Bill Blass

B) Donna Karan

C) Michael Kors

D) Ralph Lauren

Previous answer: Millard Fillmore, who served from 1850 to 1853, was the last U.S. president from the Whig Party.

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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