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5 Questions: Happy 2010!

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When three-letter airport codes became standard in the mid-1930s, airports that had been using a two-letter identifier simply added an X to their code, which is why Los Angeles International Airport is known as LAX.

When three-letter airport codes became standard in the mid-1930s, airports that had been using a two-letter identifier simply added an X to their code, which is why Los Angeles International Airport is known as LAX.

5 Questions: Mellow Yellow

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While it's up to individual states to determine the color of school buses, most have been painted National School Bus Chrome Yellow since a 1939 national conference recommended it as the shade of choice.

While it's up to individual states to determine the color of school buses, most have been painted National School Bus Chrome Yellow since a 1939 national conference recommended it as the shade of choice.

5 Questions: We're "Back"!

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History's shortest war lasted 38 minutes. It was fought between Great Britain and Zanzibar.

History's shortest war lasted 38 minutes. It was fought between Great Britain and Zanzibar.

5 Questions: Oh, Omega

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President Grover Cleveland's first name is Stephen. Grover is his middle name.

President Grover Cleveland's first name is Stephen. Grover is his middle name.

Had the Duke of Edinburgh not changed his surname in order to marry the future Queen Elizabeth II, he and his wife would be known today as Phil and Betty Glucksberg.

Had the Duke of Edinburgh not changed his surname in order to marry the future Queen Elizabeth II, he and his wife would be known today as Phil and Betty Glucksberg.

Morning Cup of Links: North Korean Action Film

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Dickens Character or Romance Novel Hottie?

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Say what you will about Charles Dickens (and I had some choice words for him during my second reading of “A Tale of Two Cities” in high school), but the man could name a character. Through puns, clever references or just plain nonsense syllables, Dickens made sure even his supporting characters were memorable, if only for their monikers. Almost nobody can match his naming abilities, except for the best (or is it worst) romance novelists.

You probably know (or are) a couch potato, but may not know that the term is the legal property of Robert Armstrong, who trademarked it in 1976.

You probably know (or are) a couch potato, but may not know that the term is the legal property of Robert Armstrong, who trademarked it in 1976.

5 Questions: ...In Heavy Syrup

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Several states took extreme measures to turn consumers away from margarine; they required the product to be dyed pink.

Several states took extreme measures to turn consumers away from margarine; they required the product to be dyed pink.

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