THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

5 Questions: Surely You Chest

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The Bee Gees never liked their name. In fact, after Robert Stigwood signed on as the band’s producer in 1967, the group lobbied to change it. But what could possibly be better than The Bee Gees? The band suggested Rupert’s World. Luckily, their manage

The Bee Gees never liked their name. In fact, after Robert Stigwood signed on as the band’s producer in 1967, the group lobbied to change it. But what could possibly be better than The Bee Gees? The band suggested Rupert’s World. Luckily, their manager nixed the notion.

5 Questions: The Straight Skinny

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Morning Cup of Links: 20 Years of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

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5 Questions: The Now Generation

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One of the drugs Nazis experimented with in 1944 was D-IX, a cocaine-based compound that included both an amphetamine and a morphine-related chemical to dull pain. Nazi doctors found that test subjects could march 55 miles before having to rest. Luckily,

One of the drugs Nazis experimented with in 1944 was D-IX, a cocaine-based compound that included both an amphetamine and a morphine-related chemical to dull pain. Nazi doctors found that test subjects could march 55 miles before having to rest. Luckily, the war ended before production could begin.

In Mobile, Alabama, they ring in the new year by dropping a giant MoonPie.

In Mobile, Alabama, they ring in the new year by dropping a giant MoonPie.

Morning Cup of Links: Tornados from Above

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The aorta of a blue whale is large enough for a human to crawl through.

The aorta of a blue whale is large enough for a human to crawl through.

Claudia Kishi Creation or Fashionista Flop?

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Now that we know there's a whole legion of _floss readers who grew up reading The Baby-sitters Club, we thought it was time to discuss the best part of the books: Claudia's funky—and frequently frightening—fashions. But today's non-fiction fashionistas could give Claud a run for her money—can you distinguish between the Claudia Kishi creations and descriptions of outfits worn by celebrities?

America got its first true pizzeria when Gennaro Lombardi opened up a small grocery store in NYC’s Little Italy. An employee named Anthony “Totonno” Pero started selling pizzas out of the back, and in no time, Lombardi’s was concentrating on its b

America got its first true pizzeria when Gennaro Lombardi opened up a small grocery store in NYC’s Little Italy. An employee named Anthony “Totonno” Pero started selling pizzas out of the back, and in no time, Lombardi’s was concentrating on its burgeoning pizza business instead of plain old groceries.

Horses and donkeys are of different species. In order to get what we call a "mule," a horse and donkey must mate and produce offspring. Any offspring between two different species will be sterile and unable to reproduce.

Horses and donkeys are of different species. In order to get what we call a "mule," a horse and donkey must mate and produce offspring. Any offspring between two different species will be sterile and unable to reproduce.

Plastic bags take up less landfill space than paper bags. According to one study, two plastic bags take up 72% less landfill space than one paper bag.

Plastic bags take up less landfill space than paper bags. According to one study, two plastic bags take up 72% less landfill space than one paper bag.

Brain Game: Thieves!

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5 Questions: "Booker", Danno

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