THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Worth Its Weight in Gold?

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As of April 2011, the price of gold is hovering around $1,470 per ounce, leaving some people wondering if the phrase “worth its weight in gold” is just another fossil in our collective lexicon. Well, it isn’t—at least not yet. Can you tell which of the following precious resources are truly worth their weight in gold?

5 Questions: Presidential Successors

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5 Questions: TV Dogs 5

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The Quarter Backs Quiz

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Sandy and Kara originally posted this quiz in 2007. It's been taken more than two million times, from middle schools to nursing homes, making it by far our most popular trivia challenge. If you're not one of the 2+ million, it's time to test your knowledge of spare change and state iconography.

The 'Straight, Cash Homey' Obscure Jersey Quiz

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It takes a special kind of fan to keep wearing a player’s jersey when it’s ridiculously out-of-date but hasn’t developed any cachet as a throwback. It also takes a special kind of fan to recognize one of these gems when they see it. We teamed up with the guys from the bad jersey blog Straight Cash, Homey to put together this little quiz. How well do you know your past-their-prime jerseys?

5 Questions: "Mob" Mentality

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No bears are native to the continent of Australia. (The Koalas aren't bears, but marsupials.)

No bears are native to the continent of Australia. (The Koalas aren't bears, but marsupials.)

Were They On Nixon's Enemies List?

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During Richard Nixon's presidency, members of his staff compiled a list of political opponents. As White House Counsel John Dean put it, the purpose of the list was to "use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies." In addition to the original list of 20 "enemies," Nixon's staff put together a larger collection of political opponents, which Dean presented to the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973. This list included various politicians, journalists, business leaders, celebrities, and institutions.

Morning Cup of Links: Doing the Santa Claus Things

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5 Questions: <em>Relay</em> Race

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Despite the name, catgut was never made out of our feline friends. It was originally made out of sheep or horse intestines.

Despite the name, catgut was never made out of our feline friends. It was originally made out of sheep or horse intestines.

The popular game Bingo was originally called “Beano” because players used beans to cover the numbered squares.

The popular game Bingo was originally called “Beano” because players used beans to cover the numbered squares.

5 Questions: Go Fly a Kite

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