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5 Questions: To the Letter

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Napoleon wasn't short. At 5 feet, 7 inches, he was taller than the average French man of the era. The popular myth about his height is the result of his nickname, Le Petit Caporal (The Little Corporal). Early in Napoleon’s military career, French soldie

Napoleon wasn't short. At 5 feet, 7 inches, he was taller than the average French man of the era. The popular myth about his height is the result of his nickname, Le Petit Caporal (The Little Corporal). Early in Napoleon’s military career, French soldiers used the moniker to mock his low position on the Army’s Officer totem pole. Unfortunately for Napoleon, the nickname stuck.

5 Questions: Odd Todd

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To the Kikuyu tribe of central Kenya, the number 10 is considered bad luck. In fact, “10” is so feared that no one speaks it aloud; they just skip that number when counting anything—especially people, since it’s thought to be particularly bad luck

To the Kikuyu tribe of central Kenya, the number 10 is considered bad luck. In fact, “10” is so feared that no one speaks it aloud; they just skip that number when counting anything—especially people, since it’s thought to be particularly bad luck to count humans.

5 Questions: Presidential Pets

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Grey Poupon wasn’t given its name because of the color of the mustard. The moniker actually comes from the names of two 18th century mustard firms from Dijon, run by Maurice Grey and Antoine Poupon.

Grey Poupon wasn’t given its name because of the color of the mustard. The moniker actually comes from the names of two 18th century mustard firms from Dijon, run by Maurice Grey and Antoine Poupon.

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5 Questions: The Human Genome Project: Not only a scientific venture, but also a regulatory challenge to governments--foreign and domestic.

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Cleopatra had a special lipstick made for her, consisting of crushed ants and deep red carmine beetles.

Cleopatra had a special lipstick made for her, consisting of crushed ants and deep red carmine beetles.

THE PRESIDENTIAL QUIZ: Just how presidential are you?

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FACTS AND QUESTIONS PROVIDED BY CORMAC O'BRIEN (the genius behind the ridiculously addictive Secret Lives of the US Presidents)

Being the Head of State is fun! You get to attend fancy dinner parties, kiss babies, veto laws, and even declare wars. But no matter what your parents and teachers tell you, not everyone has what it takes to be President. Want to know if you measure up? Just answer the questions below, and we’ll let you know if you belong in the White House.

5 Questions: Jump Seat

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