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5 Questions: Don't Knock It

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The timing, size, and stream of bubbles in a glass of champagne are influenced by dirt and "gas pockets" on the side of the glass.

The timing, size, and stream of bubbles in a glass of champagne are influenced by dirt and "gas pockets" on the side of the glass.

Movie Magic

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Could you make a special effects-filled popcorn blockbuster? Test your knowledge of movie effects.

5 Questions: My Apologies

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Until a study published in 1905 by Carnegie scientist Nettie Stevens that identified the Y chromosome, gender was thought to be caused by environmental factors, such as passion of sex, nutrition, and temperature. These theories had their roots in Aristotl

Until a study published in 1905 by Carnegie scientist Nettie Stevens that identified the Y chromosome, gender was thought to be caused by environmental factors, such as passion of sex, nutrition, and temperature. These theories had their roots in Aristotle's theories constructed over 2000 years ago.

The Movie Polygraph Quiz

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Even though there's novels, TV shows, other movies and even toys to use as inspiration for their films, Hollywood writers still love to adapt real stories. Sometimes the result is a painful mangling of the facts (A Beautiful Mind, anyone?), but often the real story is as captivating as any a writer could have come up with. Of the 15 films below, some are true stories, while others are just very creative writing. Can you tell the truth from fiction?

5 Questions: Will Smith

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Oregon is the only state to have a different design on each side of its flag.

Oregon is the only state to have a different design on each side of its flag.

WWF Superstars Quiz 2

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Last week's WWF Superstars Quiz inspired my dad to dig out my own action figure collection. He was hoping to get them out of his house. Instead, I came by with a camera and created this completely unnecessary sequel.

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5 Questions: How Now?

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People didn't always say "hello" when they answered the phone. When the first regular phone service was established in 1878, people said "ahoy."

People didn't always say "hello" when they answered the phone. When the first regular phone service was established in 1878, people said "ahoy."

Name the 1992 Dream Team

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Four years after a disappointing third-place finish in the 1988 Olympics, the U.S. sent the pros to Barcelona. The Dream Team sleep-dribbled to the Gold Medal, winning by an average of 43.8 points. Coach Chuck Daly didn't use a single timeout. Sixteen years later, can you name the twelve players on the roster? Last names will do. You've got two minutes.

5 Questions: Zip Zilch Nada Nothing

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Al Capone almost got away from being convicted by the FBI until IRS special agents finally found charges to stick: tax evasion.

Al Capone almost got away from being convicted by the FBI until IRS special agents finally found charges to stick: tax evasion.

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