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Current College Quarterback or Romance Novel Leading Man?

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Some of them sling footballs on the gridiron. Others pitch woo on the pages of romance novels. How well can you tell your stud QBs from your romance-novel studs? Take our quiz, which was inspired by a comment Ivan Maisel of ESPN made about Cal QB Brock Mansion.

Charles Douglass, inventor of the canned laughter we hear on sitcoms, recorded the guffaws for his original "Laff Box" during broadcasts of <em>The Red Skelton Show</em>.

Charles Douglass, inventor of the canned laughter we hear on sitcoms, recorded the guffaws for his original "Laff Box" during broadcasts of The Red Skelton Show.

Morning Cup of Links: The Dieting Dachshund

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5 Questions: Rock the Vote

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The first football helmet was constructed by an Annapolis shoemaker at the request of cadet Joseph Mason Reeves, who'd been told that one more blow to the head would end his naval career.

The first football helmet was constructed by an Annapolis shoemaker at the request of cadet Joseph Mason Reeves, who'd been told that one more blow to the head would end his naval career.

Brain Game: Watch Out for Lorry

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The only mammals that don't have an umbilical scar, or "belly button," are the platypus and echidna. Unlike the rest of us mammalians, these two species lay eggs.

The only mammals that don't have an umbilical scar, or "belly button," are the platypus and echidna. Unlike the rest of us mammalians, these two species lay eggs.

Nintendo Power Quiz: Name the Games in the First Power Chart

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According to Ars Technica, Nintendo Power magazine is shutting down. From 1988 to 1992-ish, I eagerly anticipated every issue. It was probably the first regular mail I received. Even though I hadn't seen a copy in 20 years, I'm sad to see it go.

The first lotions and moisturizers date back to 3000 BC, when people in the Near East used whipped ostrich eggs and crocodile dung to keep their skin looking fresh.

The first lotions and moisturizers date back to 3000 BC, when people in the Near East used whipped ostrich eggs and crocodile dung to keep their skin looking fresh.

5 Questions: A-List

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5 Questions: Doo Ya

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Morning Cup of Links: The Jazz Age on Film

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Born Harold Jenkins, Conway Twitty got his stage name from two cities (Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas) near his home.

Born Harold Jenkins, Conway Twitty got his stage name from two cities (Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas) near his home.

Parcheesi originated as a life-size game—the ruler of India played it in his garden, using pretty young women as the pawns. As for the “home” they moved toward? That was the center of the garden, where the emperor sat.

Parcheesi originated as a life-size game—the ruler of India played it in his garden, using pretty young women as the pawns. As for the “home” they moved toward? That was the center of the garden, where the emperor sat.

5 Questions: Prime (Minister) Time Part Deux

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