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5 Questions: Oooh, Shiny!

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Don't tease the jaws of a Venus flytrap. Each jaw can only close a few times before the plant dies.

Don't tease the jaws of a Venus flytrap. Each jaw can only close a few times before the plant dies.

Mac or PC?

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Please read carefully before beginning: In this quiz, "PC" refers to any IBM-clone type machine/platform running Windows or its direct predecessors. We all know Macs are personal computers too, but for the purpose of the quiz, as it relates to the modern Mac/PC debate and all those great TV commercials, Mac = Apple and PC = IBM/Microsoft.

Grand Duke Francesco I of Tuscany (1541-1587) promised his clever mistress, Bianca Cappello, that he would marry her—but only if she bore him a son. Not willing to let anything get in her way, the barren Bianca simply pretended to be pregnant for nine m

Grand Duke Francesco I of Tuscany (1541-1587) promised his clever mistress, Bianca Cappello, that he would marry her—but only if she bore him a son. Not willing to let anything get in her way, the barren Bianca simply pretended to be pregnant for nine months. She then adopted the newborn son of an unmarried girl, smuggled the infant into her bedroom, and secured the crown.

5 Questions: Hey, Lady!

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Poet and pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rosetti loved his wife, Elizabeth. How much did he love his wife, you ask? Well, after she died of a laudanum overdose in 1862, he buried her with the only existing copy of his unpublished poems. However, seve

Poet and pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rosetti loved his wife, Elizabeth. How much did he love his wife, you ask? Well, after she died of a laudanum overdose in 1862, he buried her with the only existing copy of his unpublished poems. However, seven years later Rosetti found himself suffering from a really bad case of writer's block, so he dug up her body and retrieved his poems. They were published in 1870 and were well received by critics, but he never forgave himself for pilfering them from her grave.

5 Questions: It's the Pits

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In the Disney version of <em>The Little Mermaid</em>, Ariel and her sassy crab friend, Sebastian, overcome the wicked sea witch, and Ariel then swims off to marry the man of her dreams. However, in the original tale, the mermaid’s fins-for-feet exchange c

In the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, Ariel and her sassy crab friend, Sebastian, overcome the wicked sea witch, and Ariel then swims off to marry the man of her dreams. However, in the original tale, the mermaid’s fins-for-feet exchange comes at a price—namely, that every step on her new legs causes her excruciating pain. And that’s not even the worst part—in the end, the prince marries someone else!

5 Questions: Gimme the Prize

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5 Questions: Hair or Basket

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5 Questions: In a "Jam"

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5 Questions: I Like Mike

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Name All of Bubba's Shrimp Dishes

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In Forrest Gump, Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue tells Forrest about a variety of shrimp dishes. Can you name all 21 ways he says this "fruit of the sea" can be prepared? (You can either type the full name of the dish—"Shrimp Gumbo"—or just the Gumbo part. And there's your free space.)

Name That Professional Wrestler

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Even if you're not a WWE fan, you probably know the names Ultimate Warrior and Jake "The Snake" Roberts. But do you know what their mothers call them?

Dr. William Moulton Marston, the man who created Wonder Woman, also designed an early lie detector.

Dr. William Moulton Marston, the man who created Wonder Woman, also designed an early lie detector.

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