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Last week, in ourÂ first "Show Off Your Smarts!" challenge, you guys came up with some great movie facts. And I'm expecting even more this week. In case you missed it, here's the deal: I give you a topic and you respond in the comments section with an interesting related fact (feel free to share more than one).
This week's topic: Political Figures
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As long as you're willing to look like this at night, you too can improve your verbal memory by 8%! Actually, the potential for this kind of technology is pretty cool. Maybe one day we'll all strap on our brain caps before bed.
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You guys stepped up to the challenge on our first "Show Off Your Smarts!" post. The challenge was to send in your favorite movie-related facts. Here are three of my favorites:
1) Allison submitted a fact that just screamed urban legend and even when she claimed it wasn't, I still had my doubts. But our genius research editors did some digging and it turns out it's true. Allison wrote:
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Finally, something to make my hair stop falling out! The Laser Comb won't actually help me regrow hair but after 2 to 4 months of using it 3 times a week, I should notice "an improvement in the look of my hair!" Now that's exciting!
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We've had a blast getting so much great feedback from you guys on a few of our recent posts. The Big Idea and Lady Macbeth responses were especially helpful. It made me think that you guys might actually be pretty smart. But I thought I'd test you first. Here's the idea. I'm going to give you a topic (insert your Mike Myers "Coffee Talk" joke here) and your job is to respond in the Comments section with the most interesting fact you know (or can find) that's related to the topic. So for example, if I said... READ ON
PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.