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The 4:54pm Quiz: Altered States (#34)

Jason English

At 4pm (ish) each day this month, we'll be counting down some of the year's most popular quizzes.

"You Don't Have to Whisper": Memories from the early days of AIDS

Special Guest Star

In 2003, Dave Isay created StoryCorps to record intimate interviews between loved ones and friends.

Can Romantic Comedies Ruin Your Love Life?

Ransom Riggs

Absolutely, at least according to so-called "relationship experts" an obscure Scottish university.

What Your Favorite Teams Were Almost Called

Ethan Trex

If you're a sports fan, you know the nicknames and mascots of every team in the leagues you follow. If you're a die-hard fan, you probably even know what the teams used to be called.

Why Hemingway Used to Wear Women's Clothing

Special Guest Star

By Adam Winer, author of How Dumb Are You? My quiz book is full of questions every mildly-educated American SHOULD be able to answer—but often can't.

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

How To Be A Local Character: Five Basic Examples

Miss Cellania

Almost every community has one or two of them: persons who everyone knows, even if you have never spoken to them. Some local characters have gained nationwide recognition via internet.

Brain Game: It's Sheer Poetry

I have a feeling that today's Brain Game may be tough.

Morning Cup of Links: Mug Shots of the Year

Miss Cellania

A journalist reflects on her five years of covering news in Africa. Despite war, injustice, and despair, she grew to love the continent.

The 4pm Quiz: Fictional Colleges (#40)

Jason English

At 4pm each day this month, we'll be counting down some of the year's most popular quizzes.

The Quick 10: 10 Musical Honorifics

Stacy Conradt

Sure, you know about the Godfather of Soul and the King of Pop (do you think he's really still the King of Pop?).

Cashing in on Nuclear Testing

Special Guest Star

By Adam Winer, author of How Dumb Are You? My book is full of questions every mildly-educated American SHOULD be able to answer—but often can't.

Dietribes: The Stories Behind 5 Holiday Treats

Allison Keene

Here are some conversation starters about your favorite holiday treats, including eggnog, gingerbread and candy canes. 1.

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Odds/Ends: A 15%-off Sale, Our New Search Bar & More

Jason English

Looking for a few more holiday gifts for those hard-to-shop-for knowledge junkies on your list?

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