THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Drop it Like It's Hot

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Dropping out of high school has a pretty negative stigma attached to it, but it's not that uncommon among celebrities who get a taste of fame at a young age and want to get started in the business (whatever the "business" is). The game's simple: for each pairing of people, decide which one dropped out pre-diploma.

5 Questions: First Responders

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5 Questions: Don't Get Up

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Like, How Well Do You Remember Totally Rad 80s Fads??

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Ladies, slip on your legwarmers, shoulder pads and fingerless gloves. Men, dig out your pastel t-shirts to throw on under your blazers and your acid-washed jeans. Gel your hair into a mullet. Go on, we'll wait here. In fact, while you're changing we'll go ahead and put our Appetite for Destruction tape in our ghetto blaster.

OK, now that you're situated comfortably in the 80s, you're in the mindset to remember some of the biggest fads of the decade.

5 Questions: Memorial Day

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Name Missouri's Most Populous Cities

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Previous "Name the Largest Cities" quizzes have visited such states as New York, Florida, and Washington. Today, we hit the nation's heartland: Missouri. This will be a tough one, for sure, since the lower part of the Top-10 dips into the 50,000-population range. (TWO HINTS: Three of the cities begin with the same prefix, and none of the 10 begins with the letter J.) A score of 5 or better (50 percent correct) should be considered a "win." Good luck!

The idea for <em>Godzilla</em> came from a horrible accident when a U.S. atomic test bomb went off in the Pacific, contaminating a Japanese fishing boat’s crew and catch. The fictionalized lumbering demon was a metaphor for America.

The idea for Godzilla came from a horrible accident when a U.S. atomic test bomb went off in the Pacific, contaminating a Japanese fishing boat’s crew and catch. The fictionalized lumbering demon was a metaphor for America.

Favorite Movies: Gone with the Wind

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This week, as we speed towards the Oscars on Sunday, various members of the mental_floss staff will be offering quizzes on some of our favorite films.

Mustard’s name is a contraction of the Latin mustum ardens, meaning “burning wine.”

Mustard’s name is a contraction of the Latin mustum ardens, meaning “burning wine.”

Brain Game: Battered Around

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5 Questions: It Fulfills Every Need

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5 Questions: Twice Removed

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