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While the abacus is commonly associated with the Far East, it was also used in ancient Greece and Rome.

While the abacus is commonly associated with the Far East, it was also used in ancient Greece and Rome.

5 Questions: "Add"ition

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5 Questions: Homeland

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An 80's Cartoon Quiz

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Our original plan was to run an election-centric Lunchtime Quiz, but we’re guessing you’re getting your share of politics elsewhere today. So instead of swing states and the electoral college, let’s talk about MASK and He-Man and Rainbow Brite. After you’ve finished the quiz, head on over to our blog and write-in your favorite childhood cartoon in the comments.

John F. Kennedy wasn't happy that the first successful canine space explorers were Soviet dogs Belka and Strelka instead of American animals. Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev added a bit of salt to the wound when he gave Caroline Kennedy one of Strelka's

John F. Kennedy wasn't happy that the first successful canine space explorers were Soviet dogs Belka and Strelka instead of American animals. Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev added a bit of salt to the wound when he gave Caroline Kennedy one of Strelka's "pupniks" as a gift.

5 Questions: Gang"str" Lean

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The 1984 film <em>Red Dawn</em> was the first to garner a PG-13 rating.

The 1984 film Red Dawn was the first to garner a PG-13 rating.

5 Questions: Climbing Up

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5 Questions: Pots and Pans

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Morning Cup of Links: The World of Kim Jong Un

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Rogaine and Viagra were discovered by testing potential blood pressure medicines.

Rogaine and Viagra were discovered by testing potential blood pressure medicines.

Band Name Origins

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Okay, so you can probably figure out the origins of band names like Emerson, Lake and Palmer, or The Dave Matthews Band. But what about some groups whose name origins might be a little more obscure? See if you can pick the real name origin from the two phonies we've made up.

The song “Always” was written by Irving Berlin for Ellin Mackay, a Western Union heiress. Berlin was Jewish, Mackay was Catholic, and her father was just plain furious. Mr. Mackay attempted to distract Ellin’s affections with a yearlong trip to Euro

The song “Always” was written by Irving Berlin for Ellin Mackay, a Western Union heiress. Berlin was Jewish, Mackay was Catholic, and her father was just plain furious. Mr. Mackay attempted to distract Ellin’s affections with a yearlong trip to Europe; when that failed, he disinherited her. Berlin responded by marrying Ellin and giving his new wife an unusual wedding gift—the royalty rights to “Always.”

With a Little Help from My Floss

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Dozens of famous figures appear on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (including our cover mascot, Albert Einstein, peeking over John Lennon's shoulder). Can you identify all 15 of the faces shown below?

The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.

The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.

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