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The Pittsburgh Pirates were originally known as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies. In 1880, after stealing away second-baseman Louis Bierbauer from the Philadelphia Athletics, a local newspaper called the team “a bunch of pirates.” The nickname suited them j

The Pittsburgh Pirates were originally known as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies. In 1880, after stealing away second-baseman Louis Bierbauer from the Philadelphia Athletics, a local newspaper called the team “a bunch of pirates.” The nickname suited them just fine, and they’ve been flying the Jolly Roger ever since.

What's the Origin of the Phrase "The Eleventh Hour"?

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When he wasn’t contributing to the flexibility rights of clocks, Surrealist Salvador Dalí was contributing to the music industry in the form of album cover art. One cover happened to be an image for <em>Honeymooners</em> star Jackie Gleason’s <em>Lon

When he wasn’t contributing to the flexibility rights of clocks, Surrealist Salvador Dalí was contributing to the music industry in the form of album cover art. One cover happened to be an image for Honeymooners star Jackie Gleason’s Lonesome Echo LP, which featured a barren vista, save a butterfly speared on a stick.

“Pretty Boy” Floyd might have been one of America’s most notorious bank robbers, but he couldn’t have been too bad a guy: On bank heists, he was known for destroying mortgage papers, consequently freeing hundreds of people from property debt.

“Pretty Boy” Floyd might have been one of America’s most notorious bank robbers, but he couldn’t have been too bad a guy: On bank heists, he was known for destroying mortgage papers, consequently freeing hundreds of people from property debt.

5 Questions: You Gotta Love Her!

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5 Questions: Whoops!

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Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?

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Ben Franklin made a list of every synonym for the word "drunk" he could think of. Obviously ol' Ben had spent some time in pubs, because he easily came up with more than 200. Can you spot which is a Franklin synonym and which is a Monty Python phrase?

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.

What's On Second: Part II

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It's only fitting that a quiz all about seconds would get a second edition. We'll give you the first in a category, it's up to you to identify the second entry.

Trust me, I work for the Government

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Do you know what the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs does? The government is known for bureaucracy and there's plenty of jobs that don't sound professional. How much do you know about the offices and jobs you may not have heard of?

5 Questions: Remember the <em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em>

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I'm a Loser, Baby

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History may be written by the winners, but if you manage to lose in a really spectacular or consistent fashion, there’s a good chance you’ll get remembered, too. See how well you know these twelve notable losers.

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