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    On The Spot

    Jenny Grede & Kaitlin Littman
    Jenny Grede & Kaitlin Littman

    We saw pre-business freshmen Jenny Grede and Kaitlin Littman sitting together outside Bruegger’s Bagels in the Park Student Union, and decided to get their opinion about today’s Fast Facts.

    Wildcat: OK, you’re on the spot. Are you guys twins?

    Grede: No. We get that a lot.

    W: I was too lazy to think of questions today, and I thought that since I already made these Fast Facts, I would just read them to you and see what you thought. Did you know that Chinese crested dogs can get acne?

    G: No. Is it on their face?

    W: I don’t know. It said acne, not bacne. So it’s probably on their head. Next question. Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988 g/cc. I don’t know what g/cc is. To be honest, I have no idea what that means at all.

    Littman: I think I heard that one time on, what’s the show I like. “”Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader.””

    W: What kind of questions do they ask?

    L: They ask questions that you learn in fifth grade. I think they ask, is it the least dense?

    W: I learned that in fifth grade, of course. Hydrogen gas: .08988 g/cc. I learned that right after how to write in cursive. Next question. Each year, there is one ton of cement poured for each man, woman and child in the world. I’m not really sure why they pour cement, but…

    G: Like new roads and stuff?

    W: Or maybe it’s a cement cast like in “”As I lay Dying?”” He broke his arm so they put cement around it. Have you ever read Fast Quiz?

    Both: No.

    W: OK, it was Fast Quiz, but then everyone hated it and they wrote things about how it sucked and stuff. So we got rid of it. But I was thinking, for the rest of the Fast Facts, maybe I could do a quiz. Did I do the Betelgeuse one?

    G: No.

    W: The giant red star, blank, has a diameter larger than that of the earth’s orbit around the sun.

    L: Isn’t a planet a giant red star? One of the planets.

    G: I do not want to be in here, I’ve had so many bad experiences…

    W: It’s OK, it’s almost over. The answer is Betelgeuse. OK, the flea can jump blank times its body length.


    W: The answer is between 349 and 351.

    Both: 350.

    W: OK, this is the last one. What’s the strongest muscle in the body?

    Both: Tongue!

    W: Oh my gosh.

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