THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.

Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.

The World's Biggest Nations

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We've asked you about the world's most populous countries, but today's Lunchtime Quiz is about the nations that are largest geographically. How many of the world's 10 most sizable nations can you identify in five minutes? A winning score is 6 or more. And yes, spelling counts. Good luck!

Brain Game: A Beginning of the End

Sandy Wood

5 Questions: All "-ford" You

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How Do Our Noses "Adjust" to Bad Smells?

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5 Questions: UFO

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The Celebrity Tattoo Quiz

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Summer’s in full swing, which means we’re all getting used to seeing a bit more skin. But the adorned skin of celebrities is always on display. How well do you know the tattoos of your favorite stars?

5 Questions: 5 Questions will return Monday, May 9

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The Archaic Unit of Measurement Quiz

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We take it for granted that the weights and measures we use now will be around forever, but they might not be. Here’s a quiz testing your knowledge of archaic, obscure, and obsolete units of measure. Once you’re done, reward yourself with a butylka of beer! (Don’t worry…that’s only 624 ml in obsolete Russian terms.)

5 Questions: Rank and File

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During the shower scene in <em>Psycho</em>, what looks like blood funneling down the drain is actually Bosco chocolate syrup. Hitchcock thought it looked more real in black-and-white than the fake red stuff.

During the shower scene in Psycho, what looks like blood funneling down the drain is actually Bosco chocolate syrup. Hitchcock thought it looked more real in black-and-white than the fake red stuff.

What's That Bass Line?

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All of the below tunes are pretty well known. But how well known once you strip them down to just their bass lines? We tried to give you songs with unique bass lines, at least, not the usual root, fifth, root, fifth, which is 99% of all popular music.

Brain Game: Math Square #179

Sandy Wood

Name the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Collaborations

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As of Spring 2010, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have collaborated on seven feature films. How many can you name in two minutes?

Highway Havoc

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I'm a bit directionally-challenged, so when I'm in my car, I tend to cling to my Mapquest directions or road atlas. I've actually absorbed surprisingly little knowledge about the nation's highway system, but from what I hear, it all makes a lot of sense. Put your highway knowledge to the test - I'll give you the name of an American highway and the state one terminus is in. It's up to you to choose the state on the other side. Get all 15 right and I just may offer you a job as my backseat driver.

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