It's November 1. That used to mean Christmas season was approaching, that we would soon see Christmas displays being erected in department stores for grand unveiling some days or weeks later. That used to mean the early birds would begin making out their shopping lists and scribbling out their Christmas cards. Now? Christmas stuff is already on clearance, and our neighbors will have the ten-story inflatable Santa eminating its jolly red light all over the hood by the time the daylight-saving night falls. Yeah, that's right. People will have their Christmas trees up before we even set the clocks back. It's ridiculous.
Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and a splendid continuation of second-trivia merriment. Here's today's penultimate second question:
Now that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, what is the second-smallest planet in our solar system?
Oh, and big congrats to these folks who knew that London (next to Moscow) has the second-highest population in Europe:
Nancy K (the K stands for King Me)
Karen H (the H stands for Highly Populous)
Steve T (the T stands for Tea Time)