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Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hiearchical Officious Oracle." David Filo and Jerry Yang were in a trailer in Palo Alto, Calif., thinking of a name for their hobby!

Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hiearchical Officious Oracle." David Filo and Jerry Yang were in a trailer in Palo Alto, Calif., thinking of a name for their hobby!

Ye Olde MAYFLOWER Quiz

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You know that April showers bring them, and Pilgrims sail on them, but how well do you know some other Mayflowers? Identify these ten as real or fictional. Score well, and you'll get to marry Priscilla Mullens. Perform poorly, and, well, let's just say that Chief Massasoit will want a word with you afterward.

5 Questions: Name Game: Ross is da Boss!

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Scooby Doo: Ripped from the Headlines?

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Below are ten stories, some true and some taken from episodes in the Scooby Doo canon. But can you sniff out the fact from fiction? Go ahead and tie up your ascot and hop aboard the Mystery Machine already; virtual Scooby Snacks to anyone who gets 100%

5 Questions: Trivial to the Core

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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.

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: You'll Relish This Quiz

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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.

5 Questions: Twice Removed

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Cheesecake was invented in Ancient Greece and served to athletes at the very first Olympic Games.

Cheesecake was invented in Ancient Greece and served to athletes at the very first Olympic Games.

5 Questions: Zynga Games

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