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Shakespeare's Characters

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The play is the thing wherein Hamlet captured the conscience of the king. We've taken that concept and put a challenging _flossian spin on it. We're not after your conscience (so relax), we're after your knowledge of Shakespearean theatre. In this quiz, we'll provide you with a name from Shakespeare's capacious dramatis personae, and you'll attempt to guess the play in which that character appears.

In 2003, the European Union came up with a novel solution for lowering soaring unemployment levels in Italy’s Campania region. With a grant of 1 million euros, the EU opened First Tel School, a program designed to train students to become game show host

In 2003, the European Union came up with a novel solution for lowering soaring unemployment levels in Italy’s Campania region. With a grant of 1 million euros, the EU opened First Tel School, a program designed to train students to become game show hostesses. Unfortunately, fewer than 100 spots were made available to the 1,200 Vanna White wannabes who applied.

5 Questions: Does This Make You Randy?

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I’m With The (Fictional) Band!

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How well do you know your fictional musicians from television and film? Were you a Zack Attack groupie? Can you sing all the lyrics to “Let’s go to the mall!”? Prove your fandom by taking our fictional band quiz.

The Pittsburgh Pirates were originally known as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies. In 1880, after stealing away second-baseman Louis Bierbauer from the Philadelphia Athletics, a local newspaper called the team “a bunch of pirates.” The nickname suited them j

The Pittsburgh Pirates were originally known as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies. In 1880, after stealing away second-baseman Louis Bierbauer from the Philadelphia Athletics, a local newspaper called the team “a bunch of pirates.” The nickname suited them just fine, and they’ve been flying the Jolly Roger ever since.

5 Questions: Rhymes with Pool

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Sure, you probably watch it every year (or at least flip past it in pursuit of something else), but how much do you really know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Test your knowledge with our Parade quiz, then impress (or annoy) your family with all of your smarts on Thursday.

When he wasn’t contributing to the flexibility rights of clocks, Surrealist Salvador Dalí was contributing to the music industry in the form of album cover art. One cover happened to be an image for <em>Honeymooners</em> star Jackie Gleason’s <em>Lon

When he wasn’t contributing to the flexibility rights of clocks, Surrealist Salvador Dalí was contributing to the music industry in the form of album cover art. One cover happened to be an image for Honeymooners star Jackie Gleason’s Lonesome Echo LP, which featured a barren vista, save a butterfly speared on a stick.

5 Questions: It's in the Pudding

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Name the Top 10 Dog Names for 2008

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Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently analyzed its database of more than 466,000 insured pets to find the most popular dog names of 2008. Let's see how many you can name in 5 minutes.

“Pretty Boy” Floyd might have been one of America’s most notorious bank robbers, but he couldn’t have been too bad a guy: On bank heists, he was known for destroying mortgage papers, consequently freeing hundreds of people from property debt.

“Pretty Boy” Floyd might have been one of America’s most notorious bank robbers, but he couldn’t have been too bad a guy: On bank heists, he was known for destroying mortgage papers, consequently freeing hundreds of people from property debt.

5 Questions: When? Wednesday!

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Favorite Movies: Edward Scissorhands

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I could wax poetic about all the things I love about Edward Scissorhands – the movie's depth, poignancy, superb all-around acting, love story and inescapable artiness...but I'll save you all the time. Also – I promise not to use the word "wax" again unless I am (for reasons not readily apparent) writing about candles.

Ergot is a fungus that grows on rye bread, and ingestion of too much ergot can lead to LSD-like hallucinations, seizures, episodes of mania, and even gangrene. In the Middle Ages, several ergot poisoning epidemics, and the resulting behaviors, led to witc

Ergot is a fungus that grows on rye bread, and ingestion of too much ergot can lead to LSD-like hallucinations, seizures, episodes of mania, and even gangrene. In the Middle Ages, several ergot poisoning epidemics, and the resulting behaviors, led to witch hunts and exile. People in Europe referred to its effects as “St. Anthony’s Fire" in connection with the monks of the Order of St. Anthony, who were often successful at treating the ailment.

5 Questions: Sobby Story

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