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For years, the pharmaceutical company Bayer held the trademark for the word “heroin” and sold the drug as a cough and headache remedy.

For years, the pharmaceutical company Bayer held the trademark for the word “heroin” and sold the drug as a cough and headache remedy.

Brain Game: The Skull

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5 Questions: A Barber Shop Quintet

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The black pirate flag known as the "Jolly Roger" was originally a bright red French "surrender-or-die" banner known as the "Jolie Rouge."

The black pirate flag known as the "Jolly Roger" was originally a bright red French "surrender-or-die" banner known as the "Jolie Rouge."

Ayds, an appetite-suppressant candy in the 1970s, lost 50 percent of its sales when a similarly named virus hit the scene in the 80s. But how did the woefully-named product rebound? By changing their name to “Diet Ayds.”

Ayds, an appetite-suppressant candy in the 1970s, lost 50 percent of its sales when a similarly named virus hit the scene in the 80s. But how did the woefully-named product rebound? By changing their name to “Diet Ayds.”

5 Questions: O Rly?

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Tip for Managing Millennials or Advice for Puppy Owners?

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One of the hot topics in business is how to manage millennials, the latest generation to invade the workplace. Sometimes in these articles, it sounds like these eager, technology-loving employees are from another planet. Or puppies! Can you tell whether the tip is for dealing with a younger worker or raising a young dog?

The “french” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

The “french” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

5 Questions: Oooh, Shiny!

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Who's Getting Roasted? A Celebrity Roast Quiz

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From The Friars Club to Dean Martin, Comedy Central to Shaquille O'Neal, the history of pop culture is heavy on celebrity roasts. Let's see if you can figure out who's getting roasted in the questions below.

Don't tease the jaws of a Venus flytrap. Each jaw can only close a few times before the plant dies.

Don't tease the jaws of a Venus flytrap. Each jaw can only close a few times before the plant dies.

George or Not George?

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Quite simple, this quiz, if you know George like we do. We'll ask you 10 questions, and you'll respond with either "George" or "Not George," whichever you feel is correct. Good luck!

The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.

The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.

Are You Smart Car Smart?

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Smaller than a VW bug, more compact than a Mini, smart cars (with their very deliberate lowercase "s") have been buzzing around our streets since the late 1990s. But how much do you know about these tiny travelers? Take this quiz and get smart.

For those of you in the Birmingham, AL area, this quiz is part of our Smart Car Giveaway. You'll find out where the smart® car is hiding at the end of the quiz.

Green Bay Packer or Actual Meat Packer?

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You know Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings are Green Bay Packers. How well do you know your actual packers of meat, though? We'll give you a name, see if you can tell us whether they were a Green Bay Packer or a meat packer.

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