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“Drag,” in reference to cross-dressing, first appeared in the dictionary in 1870. The term originated in the theater. Men wearing elaborate gowns found that long hems tended to drag on the ground, and eventually referred to any character requiring a d

“Drag,” in reference to cross-dressing, first appeared in the dictionary in 1870. The term originated in the theater. Men wearing elaborate gowns found that long hems tended to drag on the ground, and eventually referred to any character requiring a dress as a “drag” role.

Name That Cereal!

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This week's special guest quizmaster is Hillary Buckholtz of I'm Remembering. Make her feel welcome!

How well can you recognize your favorite cereal without flashy packaging or a kooky mascot staring back at you from across the table?

5 Questions: Photography Necessities

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Emperor Hirohito was more than a political power; he was also well respected in the field of marine biology.

Emperor Hirohito was more than a political power; he was also well respected in the field of marine biology.

The Candy Calorie Quiz

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While it's probably a stretch to say that any candy is "good for you," do you know which ones are really packing the calories? In this quiz, we'll give you two snacks. You tell us which one contains more calories.

5 Questions: "Pi" Chart

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An infant human has about 300 bones, some of which fuse together as the youngster grows up. An adult human's body typically contains 206 bones.

An infant human has about 300 bones, some of which fuse together as the youngster grows up. An adult human's body typically contains 206 bones.

Where Is That Tournament-Bound School? (2012 Edition)

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You’ve printed your bracket. You’ve decided which 12 seed will upset which 5 seed. You’ve even started fake coughing to make it seem slightly more plausible when you call in sick on Thursday. While you’re waiting for the play-in games to tip-off, can you figure out where these 11 tourney-bound schools are located?

5 Questions: "Hal"lie-lujah

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Pablo Picasso was held, questioned, and then released in 1911 for his suspected role in the theft of the Mona Lisa, which turned up months later.

Pablo Picasso was held, questioned, and then released in 1911 for his suspected role in the theft of the Mona Lisa, which turned up months later.

What's the Main Ingredient?

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Ever since the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, packaged food has been required to list its ingredients in descending order by weight. In this quiz, we'll give you a common household ingredient. You have to figure out for which food it is the main/first ingredient on the nutrition label (excluding water as the first ingredient in some cases).

5 Questions: Don't Break the "Seal"

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Although both aardvarks and anteaters feed on ants, they're members of different families and live in different areas of the world.

Although both aardvarks and anteaters feed on ants, they're members of different families and live in different areas of the world.

The Subway Garden

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Like most of you, we enjoy a good Subway sandwich or salad. The chain's current promotion is the limited-time addition of avocado to their menu. Save that and spinach, the other nine vegetables on their toppings menu are standard throughout the chain in the U.S. and Canada. Given two minutes, can you name all nine of the standard veggie toppings offered on the Subway menu? Prove it!

5 Questions: "Mug" Shots

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