THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game: Bad Enough

Sandy Wood

The bonnets and caps of city fire hydrants are painted certain colors to alert firefighters to the amount of water pressure available from that hydrant.

The bonnets and caps of city fire hydrants are painted certain colors to alert firefighters to the amount of water pressure available from that hydrant.

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.

5 Questions: Tail or Tale

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Taxonomists estimate there are about 18,000 species of butterfly but more than 130,000 species of moth.

Taxonomists estimate there are about 18,000 species of butterfly but more than 130,000 species of moth.

Name R.E.M.'s Albums

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According to R.E.M.'s official website, the band has released 15 studio albums. How many can you name in 3 minutes?

For this quiz, we're not counting compilation albums (like Dead Letter Office, Eponymous, and The Best of R.E.M., EPs (Chronic Town), live albums, or that rare bootleg you found at a flea market in 1993. But we will count New Adventures in Hi-Fi. That's your free space.

Do The Time Warp

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With the release of "Hot Tub Time Machine" and the time-bending show "Lost" coming to a conclusion, time travel has been on my brain lately. See how much you know about time travel in books, TV and movies.

Morning Cup of Links: Don't Believe Your Eyes

Miss Cellania

The word "sex" was mentioned once on an episode of <em>The Brady Bunch</em>. Which potty-mouth said it? Cousin Oliver, in one of the show's final episodes.

The word "sex" was mentioned once on an episode of The Brady Bunch. Which potty-mouth said it? Cousin Oliver, in one of the show's final episodes.

Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter or insects.

Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter or insects.

Name the 10 Most Frequently Stolen Cars

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Last August, the National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most frequently stolen vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans) for 2008. The NICB lists specific model years ("2002 Ford Explorer"), but we wouldn't do that to you -- just give us the model ("Explorer"). You've got three minutes. Good luck!

The Michelin Man has a name – Bibendum, though close friends call him simply “Bib.”

The Michelin Man has a name – Bibendum, though close friends call him simply “Bib.”

5 Questions: Do You Know Lobo?

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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.

In 1944, one of Adolf Hitler's officers planted a bomb intended to kill the dictator. The device exploded, killing one officer and injuring others, but Hitler escaped unharmed.

In 1944, one of Adolf Hitler's officers planted a bomb intended to kill the dictator. The device exploded, killing one officer and injuring others, but Hitler escaped unharmed.

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