THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Who Was on Issue #1? A Magazine Cover Quiz

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Back in 1933, the first issue of Time Magazine featured Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House. You shouldn't be expected to know this. But perhaps you'll do better with some of these magazines. Can you figure out who was pictured on the inaugural covers?

Grumpy Cat's lawyer also represents the intellectual property rights of Mike Tyson's face tattoo.

Grumpy Cat's lawyer also represents the intellectual property rights of Mike Tyson's face tattoo.

Name the Non-Metals

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I was fascinated by chemistry when I was young, although AP Chemistry woke me up to the fact that studying chemistry involved a significant amount of work. Since I've always been obsessed with lists, rankings, and tables, the Periodic Table was a pretty obvious draw. Can you name the 22 named elements classified as "non-metals," all located on the right-hand side of the Periodic Table?

(Hint: This includes the Halogens and Noble Gases. The highest atomic number in this group is 86.)

Name R.E.M.'s Albums

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According to R.E.M.'s official website, the band has released 15 studio albums. How many can you name in 3 minutes?

For this quiz, we're not counting compilation albums (like Dead Letter Office, Eponymous, and The Best of R.E.M., EPs (Chronic Town), live albums, or that rare bootleg you found at a flea market in 1993. But we will count New Adventures in Hi-Fi. That's your free space.

Brain Game: Thirsty?

Sandy Wood

Do You Actually Know The Legislative Process?

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Sure, you took a civics class back in elementary school, but how much did you really learn about the legislative process? The system has plenty of quirks, and a lot of stuff seems obvious, but isn't. Let's put your legislative knowledge to the test.

5 Questions: No Hope or Charity

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Brain Game: The Long Weekend

Sandy Wood

Good Measure

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You need a cup of milk for a recipe. Will a pint be enough? And is the 100-meter dash shorter or longer than the old 100-yard dash? To know answers like these, you have to be familiar with units of measure. In these 12 questions, you'll fill in each blank to determine whether the unit on the left is greater than (>) or less than (<) the unit on the right. Good luck!

In the 16<sup>th</sup> century, gin was referred to as “mother’s ruin” because people thought it could induce an abortion.

In the 16th century, gin was referred to as “mother’s ruin” because people thought it could induce an abortion.

The toilet featured in Hitchcock's <em>Psycho</em> was the first flushing toilet to appear on-screen.

The toilet featured in Hitchcock's Psycho was the first flushing toilet to appear on-screen.

In 1981, Deborah Ann Fountain (Miss New York) became the first <em>Miss America</em> pageant participant disqualified for "illegal use of padding" during the swimsuit competition.

In 1981, Deborah Ann Fountain (Miss New York) became the first Miss America pageant participant disqualified for "illegal use of padding" during the swimsuit competition.

Every year 0.1 percent of BB gun shootings are attempted suicides. That means about 30 people every year try to kill themselves with the tiny pellets.

Every year 0.1 percent of BB gun shootings are attempted suicides. That means about 30 people every year try to kill themselves with the tiny pellets.

The Movie Quote Quiz

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10 famous quotes from 10 famous movies. How well do you know your film trivia? Give the Movie Quote Quiz a whirl and find out!

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