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The Debating Game

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If at some point during the campaign you thought to yourself, "I've heard this all before," you're probably right. Below are ten excerpts from Presidential debates. Decide whether the quote is from this political season or a prior campaign, then head over to the mental_floss blog and tell us how you did.

5 Questions: Everybody Plays the Fool

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Brain Game: Anticipatory

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5 Questions: Mal-content

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Name the Cosby Kids

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Name the five children of Cliff & Clair Huxtable. Regular visitors to the Huxtable residence, like Kenny and Walter "Cockroach" Bradley, don't count. Neither does step-granddaughter Olivia Kendall (Raven-Symone). We're just looking for the first name. But for an added degree of difficulty, you can try to name the actors. You've got 1 minute.

Before scientists were able to genetically engineer bacteria to produce human insulin, those who were afflicted with insulin dependent diabetes often used insulin from pigs.

Before scientists were able to genetically engineer bacteria to produce human insulin, those who were afflicted with insulin dependent diabetes often used insulin from pigs.

The first <em>Star Wars</em> movie (<em>A New Hope</em>) was originally given a movie rating of G. That changed when they added the burning corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. The rating was quickly changed to PG.

The first Star Wars movie (A New Hope) was originally given a movie rating of G. That changed when they added the burning corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. The rating was quickly changed to PG.

Mohs' Hardness Scale

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In the early 19th century, German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs developed a practical method for comparing the hardness of minerals. How many of the ten minerals in Mohs' scale can you name in 5 minutes?

5 Questions: Feeling "Imp"ish

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5 Questions: Mud Slide

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5 Questions: Teacher's "Pet"

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Brain Game: Math Square #163

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Were They in the USFL?

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To celebrate its 30th anniversary, ESPN is running 30 documentaries on various sports stories going back to 1979. Tonight's installment details the rise and (specifically) fall of the United States Football League. The USFL played three seasons (1983-85) and featured many future NFL stars, like Herschel Walker, Jim Kelly and Steve Young. But there were others, and tonight's quiz asks if you can point them out.

5 Questions: Easter Eggs

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