Trivia’s Facts and More (2/11)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

Which of the following fractions is smallest?

(A)   11/20    (B)   5/6    (C)   5/7    (D)   2/3    (E)   3/4

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

The American state of Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861.  Its capital city is Topeka (population of 125,963).  

Here are some interesting facts about America’s 34th state:

  • Nickname:  Sunflower State.
  • Motto:  Ad Astra Per Aspera (To the Stars Through Difficulties).
  • The first woman mayor in the U.S. was Susanna Madora Salter, when she was elected mayor of Argonia in 1887.
  • Born in Atchison, Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Located in Wichita, the largest city of Kansas, is the birthplace of Pizza Hut.  Two brothers started their small pizza business near the campus of Wichita State University in 1958.  Wichita State University students Dan and Frank Carney were the entrepreneurs of this new enterprise.  Today, their historic restaurant still stands, has been updated, and now serves as a museum.

Left:  Mayor Susanna Madora Salter.  Right:  Original Pizza Hut in Wichita.  (courtesy of Pinterest)


Answer to Brain Teaser Question

(A)   11/20

This is the fraction closest to 1/2.  The rest are further from and greater than 1/2.

11 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (2/11)

  1. Kansas is one of my favorite states. There are people who think there’s “nothing there,” but those are the people who scoot across it on the interstate highways and never stop for a closer look. And hooray for me! I got this brain teaser: another victory for math-challenged me.

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  2. Hurray! I got the trivia correct, but I had to do some math and common denominators to figure it out. Interesting info about Kansas. I did not know that Amelia Earhart was from there nor that Pizza Hut started there. I’m sad to say that the Pizza Hut restaurants around us closed down following Covid. It was one of the few restaurants in which I could order and obtain a thin crust white pizza, the only kind I am still allowed to have.

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