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Name the Other Monopoly Tokens

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Today Hasbro announced that a cat token will replace the iron after an internet vote. Can you name the other seven classic tokens that managed to avoid elimination? If the answers don't appear for you at the end, click here.

The split-fingered Vulcan salute from <em>Star Trek</em> is derived from an Orthodox Jewish ritual called the Blessing Hands, which is used to anoint congregations on holy days. Leonard Nimoy, whose grandfather was Orthodox, remembered the hand gesture f

The split-fingered Vulcan salute from Star Trek is derived from an Orthodox Jewish ritual called the Blessing Hands, which is used to anoint congregations on holy days. Leonard Nimoy, whose grandfather was Orthodox, remembered the hand gesture from his childhood visits to the synagogue and borrowed it for his role as Mr. Spock.

5 Questions: Happy "Vern"al Equinox!

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Movie Quotes: Amistad, The Shawshank Redemption or Nurse Betty?

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Morgan Freeman has an undeniable gravitas, which he's brought to serious dramas, serious historical films, serious superhero movies and ... Nurse Betty. Given one of his quotes, can you pick out whether it came from Amistad, The Shawshank Redemption or the classic comedy Nurse Betty?

The Edison Portland Cement Company was one of inventor Thomas Edison’s countless business ventures. Despite supplying cement for the original Yankee Stadium, the company tanked because it insisted on producing concrete everything, including cabinets, pi

The Edison Portland Cement Company was one of inventor Thomas Edison’s countless business ventures. Despite supplying cement for the original Yankee Stadium, the company tanked because it insisted on producing concrete everything, including cabinets, pianos, and even entire houses.

5 Questions: Boxers or Briefs?

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Cabinet Secretary or Piece of Furniture?

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For political science majors. Or people who love furniture.

As president, George Washington pulled in a salary of $25K a year. That’s roughly $1 million in today’s currency. Excited by his newfound purchasing power, Washington started living it up, reportedly buying leopard-skin robes for all his horses and sp

As president, George Washington pulled in a salary of $25K a year. That’s roughly $1 million in today’s currency. Excited by his newfound purchasing power, Washington started living it up, reportedly buying leopard-skin robes for all his horses and spending seven percent of his income on alcohol.

5 Questions: I'll Pass

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Who Said It: Cartman or Ted Nugent?

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Ted Nugent can sound a lot like Eric Cartman, South Park's most notorious resident. Can you tell the verbatim Cartman dialogue from the Nuge's lyrics, writings, and public pronouncements?

In 1990, the Feds seized several of Willie Nelson’s properties, including his house and everything in it. To repay his debt, Nelson released the cleverly titled album <em>Who’ll Buy My Memories? (The IRS Tapes)</em>. By the next year, the Red-headed S

In 1990, the Feds seized several of Willie Nelson’s properties, including his house and everything in it. To repay his debt, Nelson released the cleverly titled album Who’ll Buy My Memories? (The IRS Tapes). By the next year, the Red-headed Stranger was back in the black.

5 Questions: Scratch and Sniff

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Name the NBA Finals MVPs Since 1988

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Since 1988, 14 different players have won the NBA Finals MVP. How many can you name in 3 minutes?

At age 35, Harrison Ford was fitting a door for Francis Ford Coppola when a studio executive asked the handyman to take a break and read lines with actresses who were testing for a new film. The film was <em>Star Wars</em>.

At age 35, Harrison Ford was fitting a door for Francis Ford Coppola when a studio executive asked the handyman to take a break and read lines with actresses who were testing for a new film. The film was Star Wars.

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