THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

5 Questions: "Express" Yourself

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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.

5 Questions: Not Warm

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

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

The Likelihood of Death: A Morbid Actuarial Quiz

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It may seem morbid to calculate the odds of someone dying—but that’s what being an actuary is all about. See if you have what it takes by completing this quiz.

Sixteen

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Given 8 minutes, how many English words of four letters or more can you make using the letters in SIXTEEN? Our list contains 32 words; a score of 12 is passing, while 16 or better is a win. Good luck!

World War I Centennial: A New Albanian Crisis

Erik Sass

September 16, 1913: In 1912 and 1913, a series of crises centered on Albania repeatedly brought Europe to the edge of war.

Name the 1992 Dream Team

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Four years after a disappointing third-place finish in the 1988 Olympics, the U.S. sent the pros to Barcelona. The Dream Team sleep-dribbled to the Gold Medal, winning by an average of 43.8 points. Coach Chuck Daly didn't use a single timeout. Sixteen years later, can you name the twelve players on the roster? Last names will do. You've got two minutes.

The Signature Sneaker Quiz

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Every basketball player still wants to be like Mike, and not just on the court. If you want to achieve a Jordan-esque cultural impact, you need your own signature shoes. How well do you know the sneakers that your favorite players laced up?

5 Questions: Here's the story of a lovely quiz...

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Changing Channels

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As cable channels start turning towards original programming and better content, their rebranding can make a trip through TV Guide confusing. In this quiz, see if you can track the changes to your favorite cable networks.

Vladimir Nabokov was a butterfly expert. In the 1940s, he became curator of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology’s butterfly collection.

Vladimir Nabokov was a butterfly expert. In the 1940s, he became curator of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology’s butterfly collection.

Minnows have teeth in their throats.

Minnows have teeth in their throats.

Jesse "The Body" Ventura was born James George Janos.

Jesse "The Body" Ventura was born James George Janos.

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