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5 Questions: Helter Skelter

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Who Said It: John Mayer or Mayor Daley?

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An accomplished musician, John Mayer has a way with words. Unfortunately, that doesn't always translate to interviews, where he's known for his inappropriate non-sequiturs. Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, on the other hand, is a bit more bombastic in his public statements. Can you differentiate between the two based on their unusual quotes?

Before antibiotics, patients with syphilis were sometimes purposefully infected with malaria. This was because the bacteria that causes syphilis doesn't fare well at higher temperatures (a blistering fever is a side effect of malaria).

Before antibiotics, patients with syphilis were sometimes purposefully infected with malaria. This was because the bacteria that causes syphilis doesn't fare well at higher temperatures (a blistering fever is a side effect of malaria).

5 Questions: See-Saw

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Are They Canadian?

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You probably know that Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey and Dan Aykroyd all hail from the Great White North. And John Candy, Phil Hartman, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers and Martin Short. Oh, and Celine Dion and all those hockey players, too. But how about these famous people? Do you know if they were born in Canada?

The largest living organism ever found has been discovered in an ancient American forest in eastern Oregon. Officially known as Armillaria solidipes, or the honey mushroom, the fungus is 3.5 miles square miles and takes up 1,665 football fields.

The largest living organism ever found has been discovered in an ancient American forest in eastern Oregon.
Officially known as Armillaria solidipes, or the honey mushroom, the fungus is 3.5 miles square miles and takes up 1,665 football fields.

The Master of Horror

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Per Stephen King's official Web site, the author has published 35 different novels under his own name. (This combines multi-part books into one, and doesn't include short story collections, non-fiction books, Richard Bachman credits, and so on.) How many of these 35 books can you name in 10 minutes?

5 Questions: Please Stand By

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Why did the FBI call Ted Kaczynski "The Unabomber"? His early mail bombs were sent to universities (UN) & airlines (A).

Why did the FBI call Ted Kaczynski "The Unabomber"? His early mail bombs were sent to universities (UN) & airlines (A).

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys were famous pop music duos in the 1980s. Keyboardists Dave Ball of Soft Cell and Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys attended the same high-school in Blackpool, England, before finding pop success independently.

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys were famous pop music duos in the 1980s. Keyboardists Dave Ball of Soft Cell and Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys attended the same high-school in Blackpool, England, before finding pop success independently.

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