THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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The gestation period of some species of opossum is less than two weeks.

The gestation period of some species of opossum is less than two weeks.

Famous Roles and the Actors Who Almost Played Them

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We're excited to announce the launch of our first iPhone trivia application – Big Fat Lies! (available from iTunes). To get people in an App-downloading mood, this week's Lunchtime Quizzes will all be based on the game. Today's topic is casting – famous roles and the actors who almost played them. Of the two statements – one is true, the other absolutely false.

5 Questions: Down in My Heart

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The first single issued by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens was titled "I Love My Dog."

The first single issued by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens was titled "I Love My Dog."

Ovid, Vanderbilt, or Cosmo?

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Way back in the year 1 BCE, Ovid published The Art of Love, sort of a how-to guidebook (er, poem) loaded with tips for men interested in picking up women, and women interested in keeping a man. Some 2,000 years later and not much has changed. In 1952, Amy Vanderbilt, Queen of Etiquette, published a book chock-full of advice remarkably similar to Ovid's in language and intent.

5 Questions: Call Me a "Cab"

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The only father-daughter collaboration to hit number one on the Billboard pop chart was “Something Stupid” by Frank & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.

The only father-daughter collaboration to hit number one on the Billboard pop chart was “Something Stupid” by Frank & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.

Morning Cup of Links: Countdown in Cairo

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Quiz: Guest Stars on The Simpsons

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A slew of guest stars have lent their voices to The Simpsons. Although many guests simply play themselves, the most memorable one-off characters often have a guest voice behind them. How well do you know who voiced these gems?

5 Questions: Sweet Home Alabama

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The proper name for a crash test dummy is Anthropomorphic Test Device. The first one was developed for the Air Force, not the automobile industry, and was used to test ejection seats.

The proper name for a crash test dummy is Anthropomorphic Test Device. The first one was developed for the Air Force, not the automobile industry, and was used to test ejection seats.

Morning Cup of Links: Fun Facts for the Fourth

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Doogie Howser's Diary or Random Twitter Update?

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Doogie Howser has been called the world's first blogger. But the kid doctor's insights more closely resemble Twitter updates. Can you tell the difference between something I excerpted from Dr. Howser's famous journal and something I found on Twitter? (Note: I deleted all ellipses.)

5 Questions: I Predict

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