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How old is the oldest ruling royal family? The current emperor of Japan, Akihito, claims to be the 125th descendent in his line.

How old is the oldest ruling royal family? The current emperor of Japan, Akihito, claims to be the 125th descendent in his line.

In the 1940s, Eleanor Abbott invented the board game <em>Candy Land</em> as a diversion for children recovering from polio.

In the 1940s, Eleanor Abbott invented the board game Candy Land as a diversion for children recovering from polio.

In early 1900s America, “jay” was a slang term used to describe a naïve or foolish person. Thus, when such a pedestrian decided to ignore traffic signals and street signs, he or she was referred to as a “jaywalker.”

In early 1900s America, “jay” was a slang term used to describe a naïve or foolish person. Thus, when such a pedestrian decided to ignore traffic signals and street signs, he or she was referred to as a “jaywalker.”

Talk Show Flops

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Conan O'Brien's new talk show premieres next week. While it remains to be seen whether Conan will live up to the months of hype, the show will probably enjoy a lot more success than these failed celebrity gabfests.

The cashew is in reality a seed. Native to Brazil, the cashew is the seed of a cashew apple and contains an irritant toxin in its shell similar to poison ivy. This requires it to be deshelled before being shipped off to market.

The cashew is in reality a seed. Native to Brazil, the cashew is the seed of a cashew apple and contains an irritant toxin in its shell similar to poison ivy. This requires it to be deshelled before being shipped off to market.

5 Questions: Tower of Power

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Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Aldrin got the nickname "Buzz" because his sister used to mispronounce the word "brother" when she'd refer to him.

Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Aldrin got the nickname "Buzz" because his sister used to mispronounce the word "brother" when she'd refer to him.

5 Questions: Eight-Ball

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"K" is an important letter to pronounce correctly when chatting with a Russian bartender. <em>Voda</em> is water, while <em>Vodka</em> is a beverage that's just a little bit stronger.

"K" is an important letter to pronounce correctly when chatting with a Russian bartender. Voda is water, while Vodka is a beverage that's just a little bit stronger.

5 Questions: Scandal!

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The only other country in the world to celebrate the United States' birthday, July 4<sup>th</sup>, is Denmark.

The only other country in the world to celebrate the United States' birthday, July 4th, is Denmark.

5 Questions: Your Trusty "Shield"

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Who Said It: Joe Biden or Michael Scott?

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The Vice President can be kind of a loose cannon out on the campaign trail, and his mouth sometimes gets him in trouble—the same kind of trouble Michael Scott often found at Dunder Mifflin. Can you tell which famous Scranton native said what?

According to MLB.com, major league umpires can earn as much as $300,000 per season.

According to MLB.com, major league umpires can earn as much as $300,000 per season.

When you crack a whip, the tip is moving faster than the speed of sound. That is why it "cracks" instead of "wooshing."

When you crack a whip, the tip is moving faster than the speed of sound. That is why it "cracks" instead of "wooshing."

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