Trivia Bits for Dec 07, 2019

By Leslie Elman

December 7, 2019 1 min read

We tend to think of all conifer trees, like the spruce, the fir and the pine, as being evergreen, but Mother Nature reliably provides an exception to every rule. Larch, bald cypress and dawn redwood are part of a small group known as deciduous conifers. They produce cones and have needle-like leaves that turn red or gold, drop off in the fall and then regrow fresh and green in spring.

From 1992 to 1995, the Cones Hotline in the U.K. fielded phone calls from citizens about what subject?

A) Healthcare

B) Ice cream trucks

C) Recycling

D) Road construction

Previous answer: According to legend, Wild Bill Hickok's "Dead Man's Hand" was two pair: black aces and eights.

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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