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Hacks, Helmets and Hoops

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Fifteen major metropolitan areas of the United States are home to teams in the "Big Three" of professional sports: baseball (MLB), football (NFL), and basketball (NBA). How many of these 15 locations can you come up with in only three minutes? NOTE: USE CITY NAMES to refer to the metro areas, not state names. Good luck!

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

5 Questions: Nether-Netherlands

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The split-fingered Vulcan salute from <em>Star Trek</em> is derived from an Orthodox Jewish ritual called the Blessing Hands, which is used to anoint congregations on holy days. Leonard Nimoy, whose grandfather was Orthodox, remembered the hand gesture f

The split-fingered Vulcan salute from Star Trek is derived from an Orthodox Jewish ritual called the Blessing Hands, which is used to anoint congregations on holy days. Leonard Nimoy, whose grandfather was Orthodox, remembered the hand gesture from his childhood visits to the synagogue and borrowed it for his role as Mr. Spock.

When Milton Bradley introduced <em>Twister</em> in 1966, critics denounced the game as "sex in a box."

When Milton Bradley introduced Twister in 1966, critics denounced the game as "sex in a box."

When Mom told you not to eat apple seeds, she had good reason. From peaches to cherries, many fruit seeds contain cyanogenenic glycosides, which turn into cyanide gas during digestion. In the last 50 years, at least nine people in Turkey have died of cyan

When Mom told you not to eat apple seeds, she had good reason. From peaches to cherries, many fruit seeds contain cyanogenenic glycosides, which turn into cyanide gas during digestion. In the last 50 years, at least nine people in Turkey have died of cyanide poisoning from gorging on apricots.

5 Questions: RIP Art Linkletter

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5 Questions: What a Beast!

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5 Questions: "Lash" Blast

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There's a rumor that Twinkies have a shelf life of 20-plus years. The truth of the matter, however, is that it’s closer to 25 days. The plastic-wrapped desserts contain the same apocalypse-vulnerable preservatives you’d find in most commercially baked

There's a rumor that Twinkies have a shelf life of 20-plus years. The truth of the matter, however, is that it’s closer to 25 days. The plastic-wrapped desserts contain the same apocalypse-vulnerable preservatives you’d find in most commercially baked breads.

Brain Game: Today's Teeth

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Koalas are not bears; they are marsupials.

Koalas are not bears; they are marsupials.

Platform shoes didn’t just look ridiculous in the 1970s; they looked equally silly in 15th-century Europe when they were known as "chopines." The fashionable footwear was so toweringly high (up to 30 inches!) that ladies couldn’t walk around in them f

Platform shoes didn’t just look ridiculous in the 1970s; they looked equally silly in 15th-century Europe when they were known as "chopines." The fashionable footwear was so toweringly high (up to 30 inches!) that ladies couldn’t walk around in them for fear of falling.

5 Questions: No Way!

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