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5 Questions: What a "Ham"

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Beach Boys front man and co-producer Brian Wilson is almost completely deaf in his right ear. Therefore, every album he appears on is mixed in one-channel, or mono.

Beach Boys front man and co-producer Brian Wilson is almost completely deaf in his right ear. Therefore, every album he appears on is mixed in one-channel, or mono.

If you've been searching for another name for the nape of your neck, try "niddick."

If you've been searching for another name for the nape of your neck, try "niddick."

5 Questions: No Way!

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John Quincy Adams was elected the 6th President of the United States despite losing both the popular and electoral vote. No one won the majority, so the election went to the House of Representatives, where Adams had more friends than his compe

John Quincy Adams was elected the 6th President of the United States despite losing both the popular and electoral vote. No one won the majority, so the election went to the House of Representatives, where Adams had more friends than his competition.

Theological philosopher Saint Augustine of Hippo is so important to the Catholic faith that even his mom was canonized; today, she’s known as Saint Monica. Augustine’s dad, on the other hand, is not a saint. He’s primarily remembered for cheating on

Theological philosopher Saint Augustine of Hippo is so important to the Catholic faith that even his mom was canonized; today, she’s known as Saint Monica. Augustine’s dad, on the other hand, is not a saint. He’s primarily remembered for cheating on St. Monica.

Phi Beta Kappa, one of America’s most respectable college honor societies, actually began as an underground order dead-set on sticking it to The Man. Founded in 1776, the group provided an outlet for freedom of speech when governments and universities w

Phi Beta Kappa, one of America’s most respectable college honor societies, actually began as an underground order dead-set on sticking it to The Man. Founded in 1776, the group provided an outlet for freedom of speech when governments and universities weren’t keen on respecting that right.

Brain Game: 1760 of 'em

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China is the birthplace of the first seismograph. Built in 132 AD by a man named Cheng Heng, it consisted of eight metal dragons holding eight carved balls over eight frog figurines. If an earthquake made the ground vibrate, the dragon facing the quake’

China is the birthplace of the first seismograph. Built in 132 AD by a man named Cheng Heng, it consisted of eight metal dragons holding eight carved balls over eight frog figurines. If an earthquake made the ground vibrate, the dragon facing the quake’s source would drop a ball into the mouth of its corresponding frog.

Quiz Your Sillies Out

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Since the 1970's, the music of Raffi Cavoukian has provided the soundtrack for most children's lives. From "Bananaphone" to "Shake my Sillies Out," a Raffi hit has assuredly touched a child's life. In honor of the great musician, we bring you a quiz about Raffi and his music.

Brain Game: Ten for Ten

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Only sparkling white wine that comes from the Champagne region of France, in the northeastern part of the country, can be called champagne. And that’s not a suggestion: in Europe, it’s the law. In fact, France's ownership of the word was actually reaf

Only sparkling white wine that comes from the Champagne region of France, in the northeastern part of the country, can be called champagne. And that’s not a suggestion: in Europe, it’s the law. In fact, France's ownership of the word was actually reaffirmed in 1919’s Treaty of Versailles. But here’s the loophole: Because the United States never ratified the Treaty of Versailles, it became perfectly legal to call American sparkling wine “champagne.”

5 Questions: Bon Appétit!

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5 Questions: "Power"-ful

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