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When Mom told you not to eat apple seeds, she had good reason. From peaches to cherries, many fruit seeds contain cyanogenenic glycosides, which turn into cyanide gas during digestion. In the last 50 years, at least nine people in Turkey have died of cyan

When Mom told you not to eat apple seeds, she had good reason. From peaches to cherries, many fruit seeds contain cyanogenenic glycosides, which turn into cyanide gas during digestion. In the last 50 years, at least nine people in Turkey have died of cyanide poisoning from gorging on apricots.

5 Questions: At the Deli Counter

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Morning Cup of Links: North Korean Action Film

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There's a rumor that Twinkies have a shelf life of 20-plus years. The truth of the matter, however, is that it’s closer to 25 days. The plastic-wrapped desserts contain the same apocalypse-vulnerable preservatives you’d find in most commercially baked

There's a rumor that Twinkies have a shelf life of 20-plus years. The truth of the matter, however, is that it’s closer to 25 days. The plastic-wrapped desserts contain the same apocalypse-vulnerable preservatives you’d find in most commercially baked breads.

5 Questions: In the "-air"

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Name the Last 11 People to Host the Oscars

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It was announced today that Seth MacFarlane will host the Oscars next year. Going back to 1990, 11 men and women have hosted (or co-hosted) the Academy Awards. How many can you name in 3 minutes?

Platform shoes didn’t just look ridiculous in the 1970s; they looked equally silly in 15th-century Europe when they were known as "chopines." The fashionable footwear was so toweringly high (up to 30 inches!) that ladies couldn’t walk around in them f

Platform shoes didn’t just look ridiculous in the 1970s; they looked equally silly in 15th-century Europe when they were known as "chopines." The fashionable footwear was so toweringly high (up to 30 inches!) that ladies couldn’t walk around in them for fear of falling.

5 Questions: "Stuff"ing

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Who Lives Longer? A Life Expectancy Quiz

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If you want to live forever but would settle for 89.68 years, move to Monaco. The tiny tax haven has the highest life expectancy in the world. Chad is at the bottom of the list, where the average life expectancy is only 48.69. Can you tell where people, on average, live longer?

In the 1940s, Pepsi adopted a red, white, and blue logo to support America’s war effort.

In the 1940s, Pepsi adopted a red, white, and blue logo to support America’s war effort.

5 Questions: MLK Jr.

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Brain Game: Toys Under the Tree

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5 Questions: Shoulders

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George de Mestral, the inventor of Velcro, also received a patent for a toy plane at age 12.

George de Mestral, the inventor of Velcro, also received a patent for a toy plane at age 12.

5 Questions: Pl"aster"ed

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