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Researchers believe that herring communicate with one another in a way humans would find repulsive: passing gas.

Researchers believe that herring communicate with one another in a way humans would find repulsive: passing gas.

5 Questions: Macbeth

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Albert Einstein never received a Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity.

Albert Einstein never received a Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity.

That baritone voice behind the Jolly Green Giant’s “ho-ho-ho” belongs to the late Elmer "Len" Dresslar Jr., a Chicago-area jazz singer.

That baritone voice behind the Jolly Green Giant’s “ho-ho-ho” belongs to the late Elmer "Len" Dresslar Jr., a Chicago-area jazz singer.

Name the Emmy-Winning Comedies (1979-2009)

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Since 1979, 17 different series have won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy. How many can you name in five minutes?

It took three people to compose “The Hokey Pokey." Roland Lawrence “Larry” LaPrise, Charles Macack, and Taft Baker wrote the tune in 1949 to entertain tired skiers at nightclubs in Sun Valley, Idaho.

It took three people to compose “The Hokey Pokey." Roland Lawrence “Larry” LaPrise, Charles Macack, and Taft Baker wrote the tune in 1949 to entertain tired skiers at nightclubs in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Name the States That End in "A"

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Of the 50 states, 21 have names that end in the letter "A." How many can you name in 4 minutes?

Opossums don't "play dead." When frightened, they become overexcited and pass out.

Opossums don't "play dead." When frightened, they become overexcited and pass out.

5 Questions: Show-Off

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The winning word at the 1940 National Spelling Bee was "therapy."

The winning word at the 1940 National Spelling Bee was "therapy."

5 Questions: Out of the "-ink" Well

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Due to the “naughty” dancing of the can-can girls and the scantily clad models on 1800s French postcards, the British equated anything risqué with France. In fact, that's how the phrase “pardon my French” entered the vernacular.

Due to the “naughty” dancing of the can-can girls and the scantily clad models on 1800s French postcards, the British equated anything risqué with France. In fact, that's how the phrase “pardon my French” entered the vernacular.

The Soup: The Quiz

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Here at mental_floss headquarters, The Soup is one of our favorite shows. If you call yourself a fan of Joel McHale and his antics, let's see how you do on today's quiz.

5 Questions: Wedding Day

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