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The very first TV commercial was for Bulova watches in 1941, and it aired in the middle of a pro baseball game between the Dodgers and Phillies. The spot cost nine dollars.

The very first TV commercial was for Bulova watches in 1941, and it aired in the middle of a pro baseball game between the Dodgers and Phillies. The spot cost nine dollars.

5 Questions: Dick Tracy's Rogues Gallery

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File Extensions Quiz

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Let's face it, even your grandmother knows her DOC from her XLS. So let's skip the real easy ones and test your knowledge of some popular applications, with less-commonly known file extensions.

These days, most apps open many different kinds of files, and allow you to save your work in different formats. So your job here is to ID the one extension of the four that's most commonly associated with the application mentioned.

Ashrita Furman's twelve-minute mile doesn't sound all that impressive, unless it's pointed out that he was riding a pogo stick at the time.

Ashrita Furman's twelve-minute mile doesn't sound all that impressive, unless it's pointed out that he was riding a pogo stick at the time.

5 Questions: Farmer in the Dell

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Brain Game: Ambitious

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Name the 9 Original "Teen" Stars on Beverly Hills 90210

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While there's some debate as to whether there were eight or nine original stars on BH 90210, there's no question that some of the actors weren't even close to the age of the characters they played. Suspension of disbelief is a glorious thing, and part of the reason the series did so well.

See how well you know the real names of the original stars from the first season. We put three minutes on the clock... ready, set, go!

Tuesday Island, Wednesday Island, Thursday Island, and Friday Island all exist in the Torres Strait off the coast of Australia.

Tuesday Island, Wednesday Island, Thursday Island, and Friday Island all exist in the Torres Strait off the coast of Australia.

5 Questions: At the Deli Counter

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Brain Game: They're Such Sweet Sorrow

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Vive La Vino!

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Calling all wine connoisseurs and aficionados! Time to uncork the palate and give our vino quiz a swirl. See how well you know your grapes, vineyards, wine history, and general wine-related trivia.

The world's largest exporter of beef isn't the United States; it's Australia.

The world's largest exporter of beef isn't the United States; it's Australia.

5 Questions: Toujours Paris

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The Baseball Movie Quiz: Eight Men Out

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For approximately a year back in middle school, I became unaccountably obsessed with early 20th Century baseball, generally, and the 1919 Black Sox scandal, specifically. It's only natural that I would rent Eight Men Out on VHS over and over again during this period. I remember the film well...do you? Let's find out.

Frank Neuhauser won the first National Spelling Bee in 1925. His prize: $500 in gold and a meeting with Calvin Coolidge.

Frank Neuhauser won the first National Spelling Bee in 1925. His prize: $500 in gold and a meeting with Calvin Coolidge.

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