We had to include Encyclopedia Brown in our book, of course. I for one was never able to solve his cases because I was terrible about knowing any of the random trivia he knew.
10 most ridiculously difficult EB mysteries.
I remember the ginger ale one so clearly, with the art of the blind guy putting it inside the safe. And another one that I think was an Encyclopedia Brown but could have been Two-Minute Mysteries, where someone claimed to have been awakened by thunder and then saw a crime committed in the light flash from some lightning. But lightning comes before thunder, so that couldn't have happened. I think of that whenever there's a storm.
Did you read Encyclopedia Brown? Remember any of his cases and the random trivia with which he solved them?