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5 Questions: "Don" Go Away, I'm No Good for You

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Talk about bad advice: In 1557, European doctors recommended smoking to combat bad breath and cancer.

Talk about bad advice: In 1557, European doctors recommended smoking to combat bad breath and cancer.

GAS at STP

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Here we go, chemistry fans. Most elements are solid at STP (standard temperature & pressure), but 11 of them take the form of gas. Given five minutes, can you name them all? NOTE: Full element name, not symbol, is required.

5 Animals That Eat Brains

Mark Mancini

You don’t have to watch The Walking Dead to catch some brain-eating action.

Morning Cup of Links: Four-winged Bird Fossils Discovered

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While working on Pac Man, video game designer Tohru Iwantani was allegedly inspired by the shape of a pizza with one slice removed.

While working on Pac Man, video game designer Tohru Iwantani was allegedly inspired by the shape of a pizza with one slice removed.

6 Absurd Alcohol Myths People Believed During Prohibition

Mark Mancini

Dry propaganda deeply penetrated the nation’s educational system and much of it soon became required reading in hundreds of public schools, spreading some truly outlandish misinformation in the proces

Nearly 30% of Dalmatian dogs are born with complete or partial hearing loss.

Nearly 30% of Dalmatian dogs are born with complete or partial hearing loss.

Name the Countries With Four-Letter Names

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There are ten countries whose names are only four-letters long. How many can you name in four minutes?

5 Questions: Senseless Violence

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Restaurant chains like Applebee’s and T.G.I. Friday’s have their staff sing a specialized song to wish customers a happy birthday in order to avoid paying royalties, since "Happy Birthday to You" is a copyrighted tune.

Restaurant chains like Applebee’s and T.G.I. Friday’s have their staff sing a specialized song to wish customers a happy birthday in order to avoid paying royalties, since "Happy Birthday to You" is a copyrighted tune.

5 Questions: "Ode" School

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Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

In car design circles, a hood ornament is properly called a "mascot." The first American automobile to sport a mascot was the 1912 Cadillac.

In car design circles, a hood ornament is properly called a "mascot." The first American automobile to sport a mascot was the 1912 Cadillac.

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