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<em>Beowulf</em> is the longest Old English manuscript in existence. It contains about a tenth of all known Anglo-Saxon poetry.

Beowulf is the longest Old English manuscript in existence. It contains about a tenth of all known Anglo-Saxon poetry.

Name the Movies in Meryl Streep's Oscar Drought

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Until the 2012 Academy Awards, Meryl Streep hadn't won an Oscar since 1983, despite being nominated 12 times between Sophie's Choice and Iron Lady. Can you name the movies she was nominated for but lost in that span?

The Angel Quiz

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This Friday, August 22, is "Be an Angel Day." If you just can't wait that long (and we know you can't) try your hand at this 20-question Angel quiz. Good luck!

Presidential Middle Names

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Besides Harry Truman and his standalone "S" middle initial, 25 other U.S. presidents have had middle names. How many of these can you name in ten minutes? And sorry, but spelling DOES count here. Good luck!

IMPORTANT NOTE: In any case where a person changed his name before becoming president, the newer name is the one used in this puzzle. You can see the full names here.

Perhaps one of the lowest moments in sports history was perpetrated by the members of the 2000 Spanish Paralympic basketball team. After the team snagged a gold medal, it was revealed that 10 of the 12 players had never been tested for disabilities and we

Perhaps one of the lowest moments in sports history was perpetrated by the members of the 2000 Spanish Paralympic basketball team. After the team snagged a gold medal, it was revealed that 10 of the 12 players had never been tested for disabilities and were, in fact, not handicapped.

Matt Majikas holds a Guinness Book record for playing miniature golf for 24 hours straight. During that time, he traversed more than 35 miles of putting green and completed 3,035 holes.

Matt Majikas holds a Guinness Book record for playing miniature golf for 24 hours straight. During that time, he traversed more than 35 miles of putting green and completed 3,035 holes.

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The notorious Roman emperor Nero was also a wannabe musician.  He employed 5,000 knights and soldiers  to accompany him on his concert tours just to applaud his brilliant lyre-playing skills.

The notorious Roman emperor Nero was also a wannabe musician.  He employed 5,000 knights and soldiers  to accompany him on his concert tours just to applaud his brilliant lyre-playing skills.

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The Penultimate Spinal Tap Quiz

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Every other person I know says he/she loves the movie This is Spinal Tap. Whelp, it's time to separate the real diehards from the wannabes. It's time to get serious - as serious as one can get with a band that penned songs called "No Place Like Nowhere" and "Smell the Glove." Think of this as the warmup quiz for next week's ULTIMATE Tap Quiz. Have fun with it, and remember: Rock n Roll!

The largest collection of Christian relics outside of the Vatican is in Pittsburgh, PA. In the 19th century, a priest and doctor named Suitbert Mollinger became the parish priest of St. Anthony’s in Pittsburgh, and he soon took to gathering the saintly

The largest collection of Christian relics outside of the Vatican is in Pittsburgh, PA. In the 19th century, a priest and doctor named Suitbert Mollinger became the parish priest of St. Anthony’s in Pittsburgh, and he soon took to gathering the saintly remains. By his death in 1892, he had 5,000 of them – including St. Anthony’s tooth and St. Ursula’s femur.

The tip of a fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in the Olympics. The fastest is a bullet.

The tip of a fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in the Olympics. The fastest is a bullet.

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