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BVD stands for the last names of the underwear company's three founders: Bradley, Voorhees, and Day.

BVD stands for the last names of the underwear company's three founders: Bradley, Voorhees, and Day.

In a fit of uncharacteristic decisiveness, President James Buchanan tried to buy Cuba. However, his plans ground to a halt when Congress refused to give him the dough to purchase the island, believing that the president would take the money and skip the c

In a fit of uncharacteristic decisiveness, President James Buchanan tried to buy Cuba. However, his plans ground to a halt when Congress refused to give him the dough to purchase the island, believing that the president would take the money and skip the country.

The Missing Links: The Moonwalking Band

Colin Patrick

To prepare for his <em>Cheers</em> audition, Ted Danson said he spent two weeks attending a bartending school in Burbank.

To prepare for his Cheers audition, Ted Danson said he spent two weeks attending a bartending school in Burbank.

Prior to the 1800s, people tried to clean their teeth using eggshells and abrasives. Not until 1824 did an American dentist named Peabody come up with the idea to add soap to tooth powder, thus giving it a cleansing agent.

Prior to the 1800s, people tried to clean their teeth using eggshells and abrasives. Not until 1824 did an American dentist named Peabody come up with the idea to add soap to tooth powder, thus giving it a cleansing agent.

Golden Globe Winners (Best Film: Drama)

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Here's a quick quiz for movie buffs. Can you name the last ten pictures to win the Best Film: Drama award at the Golden Globes? We're posting this quiz on January 17, 2010, so we're looking for the winners from the 2000 ceremony (1999 movies) through the 2009 ceremony (2008 movies). You've got 5 minutes. Good luck!

Brain Game: Fun with Flags, Episode 12

Sandy Wood

In 2005, Egypt formally requested that the British Museum return the Rosetta Stone to its native land, but British law prevents the museum from giving up anything in its collection (even items looted by the Nazis that ended up in Britain).

In 2005, Egypt formally requested that the British Museum return the Rosetta Stone to its native land, but British law prevents the museum from giving up anything in its collection (even items looted by the Nazis that ended up in Britain).

Actor Barry Fitzgerald was Oscar-nominated in 1945 for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing a priest in <em>Going My Way</em>. He won the latter but conceivably could have won two Oscars for playing one role. The rules were later changed to pr

Actor Barry Fitzgerald was Oscar-nominated in 1945 for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for playing a priest in Going My Way. He won the latter but conceivably could have won two Oscars for playing one role. The rules were later changed to prevent this from happening again.

Name the 12 Olympians

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In today's Lunchtime Quiz, you'll have five minutes to jog your memory of Greek mythology to come up with the name of the 12 classic Olympians. You'll find 7 gods and 5 goddesses in the bunch. (Remember, we're looking for the Greek names, not Roman ones. You won't find Vulcan or Juno here.) The clock starts when you key in your first entry. Good luck!

Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.

Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.

5 Questions: Happy Thanksgiving

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5 Questions: Designing Women

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5 Questions: Mighty Big Words

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Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.

Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.

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