THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.

Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.

The first car ad in a national magazine appeared in <em>The Saturday Evening Post</em>, advertising the latest from Philadelphia, the "1900 Roach."

The first car ad in a national magazine appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, advertising the latest from Philadelphia, the "1900 Roach."

The space between your pointer finger and thumb is called the "purlicue."

The space between your pointer finger and thumb is called the "purlicue."

Only about one-fifth of the world's largest desert, the Sahara, is covered with sand; the remainder is made up of rock formations.

Only about one-fifth of the world's largest desert, the Sahara, is covered with sand; the remainder is made up of rock formations.

Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen, dropped out of a physics PhD at Imperial College London to follow the path to rock stardom. He finally completed his thesis in 2007.

Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen, dropped out of a physics PhD at Imperial College London to follow the path to rock stardom. He finally completed his thesis in 2007.

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William Shatner (Captain Kirk from <em>Stak Trek)</em> could never spread his fingers for the Vulcan greeting unless the studio crew taped or tied fishing line around his fingers.

William Shatner (Captain Kirk from Stak Trek) could never spread his fingers for the Vulcan greeting unless the studio crew taped or tied fishing line around his fingers.

Did They Receive a Hall of Fame Vote?

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Anybody can name the Hall of Famers. How about the players who weren't deemed worthy of Cooperstown, but still received at least a vote? In this quiz, we’ll give you the name of a Hall-eligible player. You tell us whether they ever received a Hall of Fame vote.

The Cheese Origin Quiz

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We’ll give you a cheese, and you tell us where it originated. (You might want to go grab some cheese now to help ward off any mid-quiz cravings.)

In 1986, Ted Nugent made a $10 million bid to buy Muzak so he could close down the company. His offer was rejected.

In 1986, Ted Nugent made a $10 million bid to buy Muzak so he could close down the company. His offer was rejected.

After a 2011 vote, Toyota announced that the official plural of Prius was Prii.

After a 2011 vote, Toyota announced that the official plural of Prius was Prii.

Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.

Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.

5 Questions: Ordinal Numbers

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The Oscar Biopics Quiz

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As we approach Oscar season, one film that's getting some buzz is "Milk," the Harvey Milk biopic. We're taking a look back at the famous biopics to show at the Oscars. Get all 10 right, we might think about memorializing you in film.

5 Questions: I'M HENRY VIII, I AM

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