THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

5 Questions: Full Metal Quiz

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Bolivia is home to some of the world's most strangely named lakes (at least, for English speakers), including Titicaca and Poopo.

Bolivia is home to some of the world's most strangely named lakes (at least, for English speakers), including Titicaca and Poopo.

Where Do Hamsters Come From?

Kara Kovalchik

Morning Cup of Links: Beware the Pollen

Miss Cellania

The U.S., Burma, and Liberia are the only countries in the world that have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard of measurement.

The U.S., Burma, and Liberia are the only countries in the world that have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard of measurement.

In the early 1900s, jugglers and acrobats, not singers and rappers, kept their eye on Billboard magazine each week. In those days, the magazine served as the insider's bible for the traveling fair and carnival crowd.

In the early 1900s, jugglers and acrobats, not singers and rappers, kept their eye on Billboard magazine each week. In those days, the magazine served as the insider's bible for the traveling fair and carnival crowd.

5 Questions: "Jug"-a-Lug

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The tallest known mountain in the solar system is on one of the smallest planets: Mars' Olympus Mons, which stands an incredible 15 miles tall.

The tallest known mountain in the solar system is on one of the smallest planets: Mars' Olympus Mons, which stands an incredible 15 miles tall.

Lit Slits, Volume I

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Sure, you're proud of all those famous books on your bookshelf - but how many of them have you read? Let's find out. In this quiz, we'll show you a vertical strip xeroxed from the text. We want you, using the font and the out-of-context words you can discern, to tell us what the book is.

(And a side note before we begin: we can't claim credit for this idea. Lit Slits debuted in January 1993 at Williams College's semi-annual Trivia Contest. Special thanks to Des and Daniel for their assistance).

Cheetah, the chimpanzee that appeared in 12 Tarzan films, celebrated his 75th birthday in April 2007. He resides at a sanctuary in Palm Springs, California, for retired show business animals.

Cheetah, the chimpanzee that appeared in 12 Tarzan films, celebrated his 75th birthday in April 2007. He resides at a sanctuary in Palm Springs, California, for retired show business animals.

5 Questions: Sultans of Swing

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Amazingly, blue whales can slow their heart rate to four or five beats per minute in order to conserve oxygen during deep dives.

Amazingly, blue whales can slow their heart rate to four or five beats per minute in order to conserve oxygen during deep dives.

5 Questions: Desperate Housewives

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5 Questions: "FREE" ANSWERS

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The infinity sign is properly known as a "lemniscate."

The infinity sign is properly known as a "lemniscate."

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