THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game: Woof!

Sandy Wood

Was He a Super Bowl MVP?

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We've collected 11 NFL stars—some of them won a Super Bowl MVP award, some fell just short. Can you identify the MVPs?

5 Questions: Spoiler Alert!

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The bald eagle became America's national symbol when it was placed on the great seal in 1782. One member of Congress who did not support the bald eagle selection was Benjamin Franklin. He thought the Continental Congress should have selected a more uniqu

The bald eagle became America's national symbol when it was placed on the great seal in 1782. One member of Congress who did not support the bald eagle selection was Benjamin Franklin. He thought the Continental Congress should have selected a more uniquely American bird. His choice was the turkey.

Star Wars Reference or WWII Reference?

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Have you ever noticed how many Star Wars terms and real-war terms seem to overlap? Matt Fischer from the University of Colorado has, and he wants to know if you know your stuff. So, it's your duty to determine whether each reference is from Star Wars, WWII, or both. May the force be with you!

John Quincy Adams was elected the 6th President of the United States despite losing both the popular and electoral vote. No one won the majority, so the election went to the House of Representatives, where Adams had more friends than his compe

John Quincy Adams was elected the 6th President of the United States despite losing both the popular and electoral vote. No one won the majority, so the election went to the House of Representatives, where Adams had more friends than his competition.

The nose print of a dog is like the fingerprint of a person: no two are alike. Get a good relief and you can identify your dog by the mark it leaves behind!

The nose print of a dog is like the fingerprint of a person: no two are alike. Get a good relief and you can identify your dog by the mark it leaves behind!

Bing!

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In addition to the upcoming Windows 7, Microsoft has put a heaping helping of promotion behind its "Bing!" search tool. While the jury will still be out for a while concerning the popularity and success of the information provider, there's no reason we can't do our own "Bing Thing." Good luck!

Theological philosopher Saint Augustine of Hippo is so important to the Catholic faith that even his mom was canonized; today, she’s known as Saint Monica. Augustine’s dad, on the other hand, is not a saint. He’s primarily remembered for cheating on

Theological philosopher Saint Augustine of Hippo is so important to the Catholic faith that even his mom was canonized; today, she’s known as Saint Monica. Augustine’s dad, on the other hand, is not a saint. He’s primarily remembered for cheating on St. Monica.

5 Questions: Super Bowl Snacks

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Phi Beta Kappa, one of America’s most respectable college honor societies, actually began as an underground order dead-set on sticking it to The Man. Founded in 1776, the group provided an outlet for freedom of speech when governments and universities w

Phi Beta Kappa, one of America’s most respectable college honor societies, actually began as an underground order dead-set on sticking it to The Man. Founded in 1776, the group provided an outlet for freedom of speech when governments and universities weren’t keen on respecting that right.

5 Questions: Toto's Home State

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China is the birthplace of the first seismograph. Built in 132 AD by a man named Cheng Heng, it consisted of eight metal dragons holding eight carved balls over eight frog figurines. If an earthquake made the ground vibrate, the dragon facing the quake’

China is the birthplace of the first seismograph. Built in 132 AD by a man named Cheng Heng, it consisted of eight metal dragons holding eight carved balls over eight frog figurines. If an earthquake made the ground vibrate, the dragon facing the quake’s source would drop a ball into the mouth of its corresponding frog.

Brain Game: They're Such Sweet Sorrow

Sandy Wood

Only sparkling white wine that comes from the Champagne region of France, in the northeastern part of the country, can be called champagne. And that’s not a suggestion: in Europe, it’s the law. In fact, France's ownership of the word was actually reaf

Only sparkling white wine that comes from the Champagne region of France, in the northeastern part of the country, can be called champagne. And that’s not a suggestion: in Europe, it’s the law. In fact, France's ownership of the word was actually reaffirmed in 1919’s Treaty of Versailles. But here’s the loophole: Because the United States never ratified the Treaty of Versailles, it became perfectly legal to call American sparkling wine “champagne.”

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