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5 Questions: Boys Behaving Badly

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According to Universal, the word "dude" is used 161 times in <em>The Big Lebowski</em>, including once in a dream sequence (in the credits for "Gutterballs").

According to Universal, the word "dude" is used 161 times in The Big Lebowski, including once in a dream sequence (in the credits for "Gutterballs").

Who Said It: John Hodgman or the @mental_floss Twitter Account?

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If you pick up the latest mental_floss magazine, you'll find author, humorist, and former professional literary agent John Hodgman staring right at you. In this quiz — an elaborate game of "True or False?" — you have to decide whether the statement is an actual fact that appeared in a @mental_floss tweet or a "fact" that appeared in one of Mr. Hodgman's books.

5 Questions: Size <em>does</em> Matter

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President John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the East Room.

President John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the East Room.

5 Questions: All in the Family

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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.

5 Questions: Monopoly (Part 2)

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Brain Game: Math Square #177 (Metric Version!)

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Name the 9 Most Popular Websites

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Can you guess the 9 most popular websites? To get that data, I turned to Alexa's Global 500, which ranks sites based on traffic. While their rankings aren’t perfect, the “Alexa number” is a common metric when comparing things online. Mentalfloss.com is #8,179 (#2,166 in the U.S.), but we won't make you count that high. You can just enter the site's name (Google), not the URL (www.google.com).

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.

"Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well" is the most commonly misquoted Shakespeare line. The actual line in <em>Hamlet</em> is: "Alas poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

"Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well" is the most commonly misquoted Shakespeare line. The actual line in Hamlet is: "Alas poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

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

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

Brain Game: Math Square #206

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