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5 Questions: Oh, Snap!

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France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.

France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.

The creators of <em>Gilligan’s Island</em> named the S.S. <em>Minnow</em> after the FCC chairman at the time, Newton Norman Minow. Gracious though it may seem, it was actually a backhanded compliment: Minow famously called television “a vast wasteland

The creators of Gilligan’s Island named the S.S. Minnow after the FCC chairman at the time, Newton Norman Minow. Gracious though it may seem, it was actually a backhanded compliment: Minow famously called television “a vast wasteland.”

The tune to “Happy Birthday” was written by church organist Mildred Hill as a welcome song for schoolchildren; it was originally published as “Good Morning to All.”

The tune to “Happy Birthday” was written by church organist Mildred Hill as a welcome song for schoolchildren; it was originally published as “Good Morning to All.”

5 Questions: It's Owl in the Game

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Name That City III

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Our first and second Name That City quizzes were hits, so we thought we'd try you on some more skylines. Let's see how well you know your geography in part three!

5 Questions: Native American Too

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Before Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service offered by Garfield’s website.

Before Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service offered by Garfield’s website.

Talk about protective parenting. According to Mayan tradition, a mother should cover her newborn’s face for the first year of life in order to drive away evil spirits, a practice still carried out in rural Guatemala.      

Talk about protective parenting. According to Mayan tradition, a mother should cover her newborn’s face for the first year of life in order to drive away evil spirits, a practice still carried out in rural Guatemala.      

Pythagoras, the philosopher and mathematician, did not discover the Pythagorean Theorem. Many math historians now believe that the Egyptians used the same theorem in their construction projects a hundred years before Pythagoras was born.

Pythagoras, the philosopher and mathematician, did not discover the Pythagorean Theorem. Many math historians now believe that the Egyptians used the same theorem in their construction projects a hundred years before Pythagoras was born.

Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.

Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.

The Sitcom Surnames Quiz

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We pick up a lot of useless information over the years. Here's a chance to put some of it to good use.

5 Questions: Get Over It

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5 Questions: Poker Face

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