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5 Questions: The Ol' College "Tri"

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Like donkeys or pigs, snakes are one of those animals you never really expect to see airborne. But Singapore’s Paradise Tree Snake can do just that: flying (or, rather, falling gracefully) from tree to tree. By sucking in its belly and making a U-shape

Snakes are one of those animals you never really expect to see airborne, but Singapore’s Paradise Tree Snake can do just that, flying (or, rather, falling gracefully) from tree to tree. By sucking in its belly and making a U-shape with the length of its body, the tree snake can create its own parachute, allowing it to soar 100 yards or more. Sadly, the snakes aren’t blessed with corresponding landing gear and tend to crash clumsily. 

U.S. Representative or Little Rascal?

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Lately there's been some evidence that our U.S. Congress might be full of rascals. But, as far as we know, not one of our Representatives portrayed an actual little rascal in the Our Gang shorts. Can you tell the Little Rascal actors from the U.S. Representatives?

Tom Wolfe or Teen Wolf?

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Does the quote come from Tom Wolfe (or one of his books) or the raucous 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy (not the Jason Bateman sequel, the enjoyable cartoon series, or the MTV revival)? I will stand under the basket and stare at you menacingly while you attempt to answer the following questions.

In 1835, the government in Sonora, Mexico, offer a bounty for native male scalps of 100 pesos each. Female scalps, on the other hand, would only fetch 50 pesos.

In 1835, the government in Sonora, Mexico, offer a bounty for native male scalps of 100 pesos each. Female scalps, on the other hand, would only fetch 50 pesos.

Moe Szyslak: The Quiz

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He keeps the denizens of Springfield tipsy. He’s not afraid to hit someone with the ol’ fork in the eye. How well do you know Homer Simpson’s favorite bartender?

It took George Eastman, the inventor of Kodak film, four years to come up with a name for his product. He worked with his mother on it, and had a few rules for what he wanted: something short, something impossible to mispronounce, something unique, and s

It took George Eastman, the inventor of Kodak film, four years to come up with a name for his product. He worked with his mother on it, and had a few rules for what he wanted: something short, something impossible to mispronounce, something unique, and something that included his favorite letter, K.

Brain Game: Row Three

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Name the Pitchers Who've Thrown a Perfect Game

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The first two perfect games were pitched just five days apart in 1880. We won't ask you to recall John Ward (Providence Grays) and Lee Richmond (Worcester Ruby Legs), but how many of the other 20 perfect game pitchers can you name in 5 minutes? Last names only will suffice. (Updated June 14, 2012.)

It's a fact that Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. The silver medal winner in the 200 meter was Mack Robinson, Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's older brother.

It's a fact that Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. The silver medal winner in the 200 meter was Mack Robinson, Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's older brother.

B is for Big City

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To ace the quiz, you must identify the 10 most populous U.S. cities whose names begin with the letter B. You'll have three minutes to accomplish this feat. I'll even give you a hint: no two cities on the list lie in the same U.S. state. How many correct answers will you get? Five? Seven? Well, prove it!

5 Questions: Bo Knows

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5 Questions: Toujours Paris

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Babies have more bones in their bodies than adults. As the babies grow older, some bones eventually fuse together (like in the skull), resulting in fewer bones as an adult.

Babies have more bones in their bodies than adults. As the babies grow older, some bones eventually fuse together (like in the skull), resulting in fewer bones as an adult.

5 Questions: Get in the Swing

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