THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The Name Behind the Initial: Part II

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We know a good number of famous middle initials. But how many of us actually know the less famous, oftentimes strange names they stand for? Let’s find out.

The World's Greatest Costume Party

Lucas Reilly

Star Trek Character or Erectile Dysfunction Pill?

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Calling all you Trekkies and TV addicts! Don’t mean to dis, don’t mean to bring static. All you Klingons in the _flossy house, grab your backstreet friend and ch-check it out: it's our latest X or Y quiz.

With more than 150 million world-wide suffering from erectile dysfunction, and the success of Viagra, it's no surprise that there are dozens of "all natural" over-the-counter versions hitting the shelves.

Illinois Politician or Sopranos Character?

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HBO's landmark series "The Sopranos" took a look at the New Jersey mafia. But all Illinois citizens know that they don't need HBO to see compelling criminals—they just have to look at a ballot. In this quiz, just identify whether the description is an Illinois politician or a character from the Sopranos.

Name the Original "Seven Sisters" Schools

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In 1927, the term "Seven Sisters" was applied to 7 prestigious all-women colleges that paralleled the all-men schools of the Ivy League. How well do you know those original Seven Sisters? You've got 3 minutes to name them all.

5 Questions: "Fair" Play

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The ubiquitous garden earthworm is not indigenous to the U.S. They came over in the mud, on the boots, and on the roots of the crops that colonists brought over.

The ubiquitous garden earthworm is not indigenous to the U.S. They came over in the mud, on the boots, and on the roots of the crops that colonists brought over.

Brain Game: Math Square #192

Sandy Wood

5 Questions: For Good Measure

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Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

Kryptonite, Superman's greatest weakness, was first introduced in the radio serials starring Bud Collyer. The plot device was developed to give Collyer a chance to have a vacation while the other actors carried the stories.

Kryptonite, Superman's greatest weakness, was first introduced in the radio serials starring Bud Collyer. The plot device was developed to give Collyer a chance to have a vacation while the other actors carried the stories.

5 Questions: Odd Couple

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The idea for <em>Godzilla</em> came from a horrible accident when a U.S. atomic test bomb went off in the Pacific, contaminating a Japanese fishing boat’s crew and catch. The fictionalized lumbering demon was a metaphor for America.

The idea for Godzilla came from a horrible accident when a U.S. atomic test bomb went off in the Pacific, contaminating a Japanese fishing boat’s crew and catch. The fictionalized lumbering demon was a metaphor for America.

In 1955, the New York State Labor Department ruled that "there is nothing inherently repulsive about a Van Dyke beard."

In 1955, the New York State Labor Department ruled that "there is nothing inherently repulsive about a Van Dyke beard."

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