Trivia Bits for Dec 05, 2019

By Leslie Elman

December 5, 2019 1 min read

Winter isn't typical ice cream season, so Bill and Dorothy Harmsen, owners of the Jolly Rancher ice cream shop in Golden, Colorado, began selling candy to keep sales up during the cold weather. That's how the Jolly Rancher candy company was born. It started with Fire Stix, a flat bar of cinnamon hard taffy. Watermelon, green apple and other flavor "stix" followed. At one point, the Harmsens estimated they were making a million pounds of candy a week in the Jolly Rancher candy kitchen.

Which American painter lived at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico?

A) Louise Nevelson

B) Georgia O'Keeffe

C) Jackson Pollock

D) Gilbert Stuart

Previous answer: Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

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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