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The very first TV commercial was for Bulova watches in 1941, and it aired in the middle of a pro baseball game between the Dodgers and Phillies. The spot cost nine dollars.

The very first TV commercial was for Bulova watches in 1941, and it aired in the middle of a pro baseball game between the Dodgers and Phillies. The spot cost nine dollars.

5 Questions: Rockin' Robins

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Ashrita Furman's twelve-minute mile doesn't sound all that impressive, unless it's pointed out that he was riding a pogo stick at the time.

Ashrita Furman's twelve-minute mile doesn't sound all that impressive, unless it's pointed out that he was riding a pogo stick at the time.

5 Questions: "Toy" Box

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Tuesday Island, Wednesday Island, Thursday Island, and Friday Island all exist in the Torres Strait off the coast of Australia.

Tuesday Island, Wednesday Island, Thursday Island, and Friday Island all exist in the Torres Strait off the coast of Australia.

The world's largest exporter of beef isn't the United States; it's Australia.

The world's largest exporter of beef isn't the United States; it's Australia.

Lit Slits, Volume V: Graphic Novels

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Holy perspicacity, Batman! It's time for another edition of Lit Slits, where we show you a vertical stripe of text, and you tell us where it's from. But it's more than just text this time--all of today's slits come from the world of graphic novels.

Before we begin, we should tip our hats to the people who originated this idea: Lit Slits debuted in 1993 at Williams College's semi-annual trivia contest.

Frank Neuhauser won the first National Spelling Bee in 1925. His prize: $500 in gold and a meeting with Calvin Coolidge.

Frank Neuhauser won the first National Spelling Bee in 1925. His prize: $500 in gold and a meeting with Calvin Coolidge.

5 Questions: Colorful Surnames

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5 Questions: "Ata" Boy

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5 Questions: Cold Cutting Trivia

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5 Questions: Rip Torn

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Brain Game: Math Square #168

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