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Name the 11 Sitcoms That Lasted 250 Episodes (Since 1960)

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A handful of 1950s sitcoms, including The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Danny Thomas Show, ran for more than 250 episodes. But since the 1960 season premiered, only 11 U.S. half-hour sitcoms have managed that feat. Given five minutes, can you name all 11 weekly half-hour U.S. sitcoms since 1960 that stayed on the air for 250 episodes or more? Prove it!

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Sleeping through the winter is called "hibernation," while sleeping through hot and dry periods like summer is called "estivation."

Sleeping through the winter is called "hibernation," while sleeping through hot and dry periods like summer is called "estivation."

Shakespeare Character or Pharmaceutical Drug?

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You don't have to be a Shakespearean scholar or prescription drug enthusiast to do well on today's quiz. But if you're one or the other, it'd probably help.

Brain Game: Dropping the County Line

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5 Questions: I'm Gonna "Ralph"

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Name Baseball's Rookies of the Year (1999-2008)

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Voting for MLB's postseason awards is right around the corner, and for the first time, I have a vote on one of them—the National League's Cy Young Award. The Cy makes for a lousy quiz because of repeat winners, so let's try the Rookie of the Year Award. Can you name the last ten winners in each league (1999-2008)? And no, Edinson Volquez doesn't count, although I imagine he'll get a few more votes this year.

Hysteria was a once common medical diagnosis made when female patients complained of anxiety, insomnia, and a host of other symptoms. Remedies included the use of electric vibrators, or before they became available, vaginal massage (often by a male physic

Hysteria was a once common medical diagnosis made when female patients complained of anxiety, insomnia, and a host of other symptoms. Remedies included the use of electric vibrators, or before they became available, vaginal massage (often by a male physician).

Napoleon was a big fan of suspenders; he even had a pair decorated with bumblebees, the symbol of his native Corsica.

Napoleon was a big fan of suspenders; he even had a pair decorated with bumblebees, the symbol of his native Corsica.

Johnny Carson's first guest when he took over <em>The Tonight Show</em> was legendary film comic Groucho Marx.

Johnny Carson's first guest when he took over The Tonight Show was legendary film comic Groucho Marx.

Were They On Nixon's Enemies List?

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During Richard Nixon's presidency, members of his staff compiled a list of political opponents. As White House Counsel John Dean put it, the purpose of the list was to "use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies." In addition to the original list of 20 "enemies," Nixon's staff put together a larger collection of political opponents, which Dean presented to the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973. This list included various politicians, journalists, business leaders, celebrities, and institutions.

The first documented bank notes come from China. The bills were one-foot-square pieces of white deerskin with colorful borders, and were used as early as 118 BCE.

The first documented bank notes come from China. The bills were one-foot-square pieces of white deerskin with colorful borders, and were used as early as 118 BCE.

The only U.S. president to have been the head of a union was Ronald Reagan, former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

The only U.S. president to have been the head of a union was Ronald Reagan, former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

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