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5 Questions: Dented but not Damaged

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The word “pie” can be traced to the 13<sup>th</sup> century, but in the old days, the dessert was more commonly known as a “coffin" or "coffyn.” In fact, “coffin” was used in this context for 300 years before it was applied to a burial casket.

The word “pie” can be traced to the 13th century, but in the old days, the dessert was more commonly known as a “coffin" or "coffyn.” In fact, “coffin” was used in this context for 300 years before it was applied to a burial casket.

5 Questions: "Strip" Tease

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In 1897, Indiana tried to pass a bill stating that pi is equal to 3.2, as opposed to its truly infinite value, but it never became law due to intervention by a Purdue University professor

In 1897, Indiana tried to pass a bill stating that pi is equal to 3.2, as opposed to its truly infinite value, but it never became law due to intervention by a Purdue University professor

In the Roman Empire, going blonde wasn’t exactly a fashion statement. At the time, light-colored hair was associated with the barbarian women of Gaul and Germany who often ended up as slaves in brothels. Consequently, Roman law required all prostitutes

In the Roman Empire, going blonde wasn’t exactly a fashion statement. At the time, light-colored hair was associated with the barbarian women of Gaul and Germany who often ended up as slaves in brothels. Consequently, Roman law required all prostitutes to dye their hair blonde in order to distinguish themselves from “proper,” dark-maned ladies.

During a 1956 speech for his campaign of de-Stalinization, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was asked by an unseen audience member why, as an advisor to the dictator, he had never stopped Stalin from committing his atrocities. Khrushchev immediately lashed

During a 1956 speech for his campaign of de-Stalinization, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was asked by an unseen audience member why, as an advisor to the dictator, he had never stopped Stalin from committing his atrocities. Khrushchev immediately lashed out, “Who said that?” The room grew quiet. Khrushchev repeated his query to more silence, waited a beat, and then said, “Well, now you understand why.”

5 Questions: It's Fun to Stay at the...

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Delaware has the fewest counties (three) of any state in the United States: Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex.

Delaware has the fewest counties (three) of any state in the United States: Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex.

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The orange stitching on the back pockets of Levi jeans is called "arcuate." Since the design has no function, it was painted on during World War II rationing.

The orange stitching on the back pockets of Levi jeans is called "arcuate." Since the design has no function, it was painted on during World War II rationing.

Spot the Big Fat Alaska Lies

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I'm not saying I'm responsible, but just weeks after I got back from my Alaskan vacation this summer, it was all over the news. That may have had slightly more to do with Sarah Palin, but I'd like to take some credit. Let's see how much you learned about The Last Frontier. In each question, spot the Big Fat Lie.

In 1973, Mao Zedong told Henry Kissinger that China had an excess of females and offered the United States 10 million Chinese women.

In 1973, Mao Zedong told Henry Kissinger that China had an excess of females and offered the United States 10 million Chinese women.

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