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The Salem Witch trials did not start in Salem, MA. They started in Salem Village, now known as Danvers.

The Salem Witch trials did not start in Salem, MA. They started in Salem Village, now known as Danvers.

5 Questions: The Wurst We Could Do

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5 Questions: Day 5: Golden Rings

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5 Questions: Mischievous Men (and Women)

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The state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapua'a. The Hawaiian name roughly translates to "the fish with a pig-like nose." It's English name is the Reef Triggerfish.

The state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapua'a. The Hawaiian name roughly translates to "the fish with a pig-like nose." It's English name is the Reef Triggerfish.

5 Questions: Mary's Was Little

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Real or Onion?

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Gelf Magazine founder and mental_floss contributor David Goldenberg has teamed up with The Onion to put out an iPhone app. In "Real or Onion?" you have to determine whether headlines are from actual news outlets or The Onion. Give it a try in today's quiz, then go download the iPhone version!

5 Questions: Souped Up

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Quiz

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No doubt you can recite the theme song for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from memory. But how much else do you know about Will Smith's hit show of the early '90s?

5 Questions: Jinkies!

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The Duckbill Platypus is one of the few mammals to produce venom. Both males and females have a pair of spurs on their hind limbs. The male’s pair of spurs delivers a cocktail of poisons that, while excruciatingly painful, is not lethal to most animals.

The Duckbill Platypus is one of the few mammals to produce venom. Both males and females have a pair of spurs on their hind limbs. The male’s pair of spurs delivers a cocktail of poisons that, while excruciatingly painful, is not lethal to most animals.

Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, was inspired by a farmer's plowing of a field - the parallel rows giving him the idea of 'scanning' a picture.

Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, was inspired by a farmer's plowing of a field - the parallel rows giving him the idea of 'scanning' a picture.

5 Questions: Over the Rainbow

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