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5 Questions: Not Warm

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5 Questions: A Tax-ing Quiz

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Although better known for its food items, Sara Lee introduced the Wonderbra to the United States in 1994.

Although better known for its food items, Sara Lee introduced the Wonderbra to the United States in 1994.

5 Questions: Dented but not Damaged

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Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?

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Ben Franklin made a list of every synonym for the word "drunk" he could think of. Obviously ol' Ben had spent some time in pubs, because he easily came up with more than 200. Can you spot which is a Franklin synonym and which is a Monty Python phrase?

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: Earth Day

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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.

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) proposed to his wife on the back of a motorcycle. When she said yes he accidentally ran into a ditch!

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) proposed to his wife on the back of a motorcycle. When she said yes he accidentally ran into a ditch!

The genetic mutation that causes red hair also causes redheads to be more resistant to anesthesia. They can require up to 25% more than patients of other hair colors.

The genetic mutation that causes red hair also causes redheads to be more resistant to anesthesia. They can require up to 25% more than patients of other hair colors.

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: Jump Seat

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5 Questions: June

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5 Questions: Have You Got a "Tin" Ear?

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