Question: What color blood did Dr. Spock have? Also, how much money did Jack Benny win on The $64,000 Question? Glenda D., Harrisburg, Pa.
Televisionary: Administering random testing now, are we, Glenda? Don't give the rest any ideas, please. And to any of you getting 'em, I'm just answering these because I feel like it.
First off, I wonder if you meant this to be a trick question. Famed pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock had red blood like the rest of us. But I'm betting you meant Star Trek's Mr. Spock (this is a TV-oriented column, after all). Because Spock (Leonard Nimoy) had a human mom and a vulcan dad, his blood was green (although it had some human characteristics, apparently I'll let the Trek purists fight about those details). Vulcan blood is copper-based, as opposed to iron-based human blood.
As for your second query, the infamously cheap Benny (as far as his act went, anyway) answered his first question correctly his category was violins and was awarded $64. Afraid to lose it, he dropped out right there, took the money and ran.