THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The idea for <em>Godzilla</em> came from a horrible accident when a U.S. atomic test bomb went off in the Pacific, contaminating a Japanese fishing boat’s crew and catch. The fictionalized lumbering demon was a metaphor for America.

The idea for Godzilla came from a horrible accident when a U.S. atomic test bomb went off in the Pacific, contaminating a Japanese fishing boat’s crew and catch. The fictionalized lumbering demon was a metaphor for America.

5 Questions: Midlife Crisis

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Mustard’s name is a contraction of the Latin mustum ardens, meaning “burning wine.”

Mustard’s name is a contraction of the Latin mustum ardens, meaning “burning wine.”

Ye Olde MAYFLOWER Quiz

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You know that April showers bring them, and Pilgrims sail on them, but how well do you know some other Mayflowers? Identify these ten as real or fictional. Score well, and you'll get to marry Priscilla Mullens. Perform poorly, and, well, let's just say that Chief Massasoit will want a word with you afterward.

5 Questions: Not Thin

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The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.

The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.

Hitler or Churchill?

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I don't know that much about art, but I can probably pick out a Manet from a Monet, or a Picasso from a Dali. I had a much, much harder time picking out a Hitler from a Churchill. See if you fare any better than me below.

5 Questions: Far East, Man

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Horseradish is a member of the mustard family and can count cauliflower, kale and brussels sprouts among its cousins.

Horseradish is a member of the mustard family and can count cauliflower, kale and brussels sprouts among its cousins.

Portrait of a (First) Lady

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You're heard the saying, "Behind every great man is a great woman"? Presidents of the United States are no exception to that rule. But while you know what George Washington and Abraham Lincoln look like, can you pick their wives out of a crowd?

5 Questions: Julie and Julia

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When you pick up a common pine cone, you'd be correct to refer to it as "she," since these brown, seeded cones are all female.

When you pick up a common pine cone, you'd be correct to refer to it as "she," since these brown, seeded cones are all female.

Who's on the Money?

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Although they are still technically legal tender, high-denomination bills like the $1000 and $5000 were last printed in 1945. Do you know whose faces grace these rare bills? And how familiar are you with the faces on your pocket change? Let's find out.

Morning Cup of Links: A Pinball Piano

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