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Was This Really a Cereal?

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Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hiearchical Officious Oracle." David Filo and Jerry Yang were in a trailer in Palo Alto, Calif., thinking of a name for their hobby!

Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hiearchical Officious Oracle." David Filo and Jerry Yang were in a trailer in Palo Alto, Calif., thinking of a name for their hobby!

The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

Ye Olde MAYFLOWER Quiz

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You know that April showers bring them, and Pilgrims sail on them, but how well do you know some other Mayflowers? Identify these ten as real or fictional. Score well, and you'll get to marry Priscilla Mullens. Perform poorly, and, well, let's just say that Chief Massasoit will want a word with you afterward.

5 Questions: Mal-content

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Scooby Doo: Ripped from the Headlines?

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Below are ten stories, some true and some taken from episodes in the Scooby Doo canon. But can you sniff out the fact from fiction? Go ahead and tie up your ascot and hop aboard the Mystery Machine already; virtual Scooby Snacks to anyone who gets 100%

Name All 50 State Capitals

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How well do you know your state capitals? You've got ten minutes to name all 50. Spelling counts, so here's a hint: Montpelier.

Drop it Like It's Hot

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Dropping out of high school has a pretty negative stigma attached to it, but it's not that uncommon among celebrities who get a taste of fame at a young age and want to get started in the business (whatever the "business" is). The game's simple: for each pairing of people, decide which one dropped out pre-diploma.

Like, How Well Do You Remember Totally Rad 80s Fads??

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Ladies, slip on your legwarmers, shoulder pads and fingerless gloves. Men, dig out your pastel t-shirts to throw on under your blazers and your acid-washed jeans. Gel your hair into a mullet. Go on, we'll wait here. In fact, while you're changing we'll go ahead and put our Appetite for Destruction tape in our ghetto blaster.

OK, now that you're situated comfortably in the 80s, you're in the mindset to remember some of the biggest fads of the decade.

5 Questions: The Real McCoy Quiz

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5 Questions: The Rain in Spain

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The World's Tiniest Nations

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Last Wednesday, we gave you five minutes to name the world's 10 largest nations. A few readers suggested a companion quiz covering the other end of the spectrum,and we're happy to comply. In this quiz, you'll have five minutes to name the world's 10 smallest nations (by land area).

Favorite Movies: Gone with the Wind

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This week, as we speed towards the Oscars on Sunday, various members of the mental_floss staff will be offering quizzes on some of our favorite films.

Name the Places in the Animaniacs' "Nations Of The World" in 10 Minutes

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The Animaniacs song "Nations of the World" names 160 places in less than 2 minutes. Can you name them all in 10?

NOTE: This quiz covers all the places mentioned in "Nations of the World" as they're stated in the song itself. Some may not be actual countries, while others may no longer exist or have different names now.

5 Questions: Twice Removed

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