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The notorious Roman emperor Nero was also a wannabe musician.  He employed 5,000 knights and soldiers  to accompany him on his concert tours just to applaud his brilliant lyre-playing skills.

The notorious Roman emperor Nero was also a wannabe musician.  He employed 5,000 knights and soldiers  to accompany him on his concert tours just to applaud his brilliant lyre-playing skills.

5 Questions: Exploring the "Planet"

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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.

The largest collection of Christian relics outside of the Vatican is in Pittsburgh, PA. In the 19th century, a priest and doctor named Suitbert Mollinger became the parish priest of St. Anthony’s in Pittsburgh, and he soon took to gathering the saintly

The largest collection of Christian relics outside of the Vatican is in Pittsburgh, PA. In the 19th century, a priest and doctor named Suitbert Mollinger became the parish priest of St. Anthony’s in Pittsburgh, and he soon took to gathering the saintly remains. By his death in 1892, he had 5,000 of them – including St. Anthony’s tooth and St. Ursula’s femur.

5 Questions: See Your Doctor

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Sonic the Hedgehog: 20th Anniversary Quiz

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To celebrate his 20th anniversary, Sonic the Hedgehog is back in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade this year. How well do you know Sega's signature character?

Braces go all the way back to ancient Egypt. In fact, archeologists have found several mummies with crude metal bands wrapped around their teeth.

Braces go all the way back to ancient Egypt. In fact, archeologists have found several mummies with crude metal bands wrapped around their teeth.

5 Questions: We're Prepositioning You!

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A Celebrity Political Endorsement Quiz

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Whether celebrity political endorsements actually matter is up for debate, and it obviously depends on the celebrity. How well do you remember the endorsements in this quiz?

Francis Galton, the inventor of modern fingerprinting methods, had many other notable ideas: the weather map, the phrase “nature vs. nurture,” and the silent dog whistle.

Francis Galton, the inventor of modern fingerprinting methods, had many other notable ideas: the weather map, the phrase “nature vs. nurture,” and the silent dog whistle.

5 Questions: Deacon Jones (RIP)

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Fark.com Story or Three's Company Episode?

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They say truth is stranger than fiction, but between the eight-year run of Three's Company (1977-1984) and the past two years of the offbeat news/discussion hub Fark.com, it looks more like a dead heat. Can you separate the new-vintage Fark from the 30-year-old farce?

When the elder George Bush was elected president in 1988, he was the first sitting Vice President to be elected President since Martin Van Buren in 1836.

When the elder George Bush was elected president in 1988, he was the first sitting Vice President to be elected President since Martin Van Buren in 1836.

5 Questions: In Da "House"

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Tip for Managing Millennials or Advice for Puppy Owners?

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One of the hot topics in business is how to manage millennials, the latest generation to invade the workplace. Sometimes in these articles, it sounds like these eager, technology-loving employees are from another planet. Or puppies! Can you tell whether the tip is for dealing with a younger worker or raising a young dog?

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