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Brain Game: Many Hats, One Head

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Ernest Hemingway: The Quiz

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Legendary author Ernest Hemingway died 50 years ago. Test your knowledge of his alcoholic, meat-devouring ways. (And then check out Marty Beckerman’s The Heming Way: How to Unleash the Booze-Inhaling, Animal-Slaughtering, War-Glorifying, Hairy-Chested, Retro-Sexual Legend Within... Just Like Papa!)

5 Questions: As for You, My Pretty...

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The original Pilgrims set out on a ship called <em>Speedwell</em>, originating from Holland. Due to an oversized mast which caused severe leaks, they were forced to acquire "space" on the <em>Mayflower</em>, losing valuable time and beer.

The original Pilgrims set out on a ship called Speedwell, originating from Holland. Due to an oversized mast which caused severe leaks, they were forced to acquire "space" on the Mayflower, losing valuable time and beer.

President Grover Cleveland's first name is Stephen. Grover is his middle name.

President Grover Cleveland's first name is Stephen. Grover is his middle name.

5 Questions: A Christmas "Carol"

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5 Questions: Dirty Talk

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5 Questions: All That Jazz

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Dickens Character or Romance Novel Hottie?

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Say what you will about Charles Dickens (and I had some choice words for him during my second reading of “A Tale of Two Cities” in high school), but the man could name a character. Through puns, clever references or just plain nonsense syllables, Dickens made sure even his supporting characters were memorable, if only for their monikers. Almost nobody can match his naming abilities, except for the best (or is it worst) romance novelists.

In 1942, Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr co-invented spread spectrum communications, the forerunner to today's CDMA cell phone technology.

In 1942, Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr co-invented spread spectrum communications, the forerunner to today's CDMA cell phone technology.

5 Questions: "Old" in the Middle

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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."

The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.

The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.

The Iron Man edition of Mr. Potato Head is named Tony Starch.

The Iron Man edition of Mr. Potato Head is named Tony Starch.

Frasier Before Frasier

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Frasier debuted 20 years ago today, on September 16, 1993. But today's quiz focuses on Dr. Crane's life in Boston, before he headed west to conquer the radio psychology universe. How well do you remember Frasier before Frasier?

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