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Part II?

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These days, it seems like Hollywood churns out more sequels than original movies, most of them of far lesser quality. Of the 12 film sequels described below, only six of them are actual movies. Can you pick out the real ones from the phonies?

The Movie Polygraph Quiz

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Even though there's novels, TV shows, other movies and even toys to use as inspiration for their films, Hollywood writers still love to adapt real stories. Sometimes the result is a painful mangling of the facts (A Beautiful Mind, anyone?), but often the real story is as captivating as any a writer could have come up with. Of the 15 films below, some are true stories, while others are just very creative writing. Can you tell the truth from fiction?

Morning Cup of Links: Baby's Best Friend

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Name the 12 Signs of the Zodiac

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Today we're looking for the names of the twelve signs of the Zodiac (in Western astrology). You've got two minutes. And spelling counts, so here's a hint: Sagittarius.

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.

5 Questions: In the Stars

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5 Questions: Woodward Dream Cruise IV: Vintage Autos

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The former Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with thirteen-year-old Mandy Smith, when he was forty-seven. They married six years later in 1989, but divorced after less than two years. Not long after the divorce, Bill's thirty-yea

The former Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with thirteen-year-old Mandy Smith, when he was forty-seven. They married six years later in 1989, but divorced after less than two years. Not long after the divorce, Bill's thirty-year-old son, Stephen, married Mandy Smith's mother, Patsy, age forty-six.

Which Company's Older?

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How well do you know your corporate chronologies? In this quiz, we’ll give you the names of two competing companies or brands. You tell us which one can claim an earlier founding date.

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: Taking the Fifth

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Brain Game: They're Such Sweet Sorrow

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The scale that classifies hurricanes into Categories 1-5 is called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The scale that classifies hurricanes into Categories 1-5 is called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Morning Cup of Links: Surviving Lightning

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5 Questions: Zzzzzz

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