Trivia Bits for Feb 14, 2020

By Leslie Elman

February 14, 2020 1 min read

When whales rise smoothly to poke their heads straight up out of the water, it's called a spyhop. Most likely, they do this to "hop" up and take a look at what's happening on the water's surface. At the other end of the whale behavior spectrum, there's lobtailing. That's when a whale raises its tail and slaps it sharply on the water's surface. Why whales lobtail isn't clear, but it certainly makes a big splash.

Who's the main character in John le Carre's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"?

A) James Bond

B) Harry Palmer

C) George Smiley

D) Napoleon Solo

Previous answer: Zoot suits were popular with young men in the 1940s.

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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