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Using an orange-handled coffee pot to denote decaffeinated brew dates back to 1923, when General Foods first introduced Sanka. As a promotional gimmick, they provided restaurants and diners with orange-y pots that matched the orange packaging of their dec

Using an orange-handled coffee pot to denote decaffeinated brew dates back to 1923, when General Foods first introduced Sanka. As a promotional gimmick, they provided restaurants and diners with orange-y pots that matched the orange packaging of their decaf coffee.

5 Questions: Dust to Dust

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Fifty years ago, the average man first married at 23, and the woman at 20. Today, those ages have increased to 27 and 25, respectively.

Fifty years ago, the average man first married at 23, and the woman at 20. Today, those ages have increased to 27 and 25, respectively.

How big is Big Bird? 8 feet, 2 inches.

How big is Big Bird? 8 feet, 2 inches.

Giant squids have been known to feast on baby whales.

Giant squids have been known to feast on baby whales.

Publisher Harlequin prints a line of romance novels set in the world of NASCAR.

Publisher Harlequin prints a line of romance novels set in the world of NASCAR.

If the tracks on a typical compact disc ran in a straight line, they would travel for about three miles.

If the tracks on a typical compact disc ran in a straight line, they would travel for about three miles.

5 Questions: Gone Swimming

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The fastest two-legged creature on Earth is the ostrich, which can reach 45 mph over short distances.

The fastest two-legged creature on Earth is the ostrich, which can reach 45 mph over short distances.

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: Animal House

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Brain Game Classic: The Big Screen

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Did He Win The MVP?

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Michael Jordan won five MVP awards. Barry Bonds won seven. Magic, Bird, DiMaggio & Mantle each won three. But not every MVP has been larger than life. Can you guess which of these MLB, NFL and NBA players won their league's MVP?

The early recordings made by Motown singers were produced in a studio in a converted house on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, across from the Henry Ford Hospital. Echo effects were produced by having the singers perform under a large hole cut in the ceil

The early recordings made by Motown singers were produced in a studio in a converted house on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, across from the Henry Ford Hospital. Echo effects were produced by having the singers perform under a large hole cut in the ceiling, leading to a drywalled attic "echo chamber."

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