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The average piano has about 230 strings. Each string averages about 165 pounds of tension, with the combined pull of all strings equaling over eighteen tons.

The average piano has about 230 strings. Each string averages about 165 pounds of tension, with the combined pull of all strings equaling over eighteen tons.

5 Questions: A <em>Glass</em> Menagerie

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5 Questions: Woodward Dream Cruise V: Import Autos

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5 Questions: Well, Well, Well

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College Applicant or The Most Interesting Man in the World?

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There's a famous (fictional?) college application essay that's been bouncing around the Internet for years. I first heard it at Morris Knolls High School in 1995, when legendary chemistry teacher Bob Powers read it to our class before the college fair. It may have been old even then.

"I am a dynamic figure," the essay begins, "often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention."

5 Questions: "Per"spective

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When Elvis Presley appeared on the <em>Ed Sullivan Show</em>, Ed was recuperating from an arm injury and the host was Charles Laughton.

When Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Ed was recuperating from an arm injury and the host was Charles Laughton.

5 Questions: Need a Rita?

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5 Questions: In the Arm-y Now

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5 Questions: Father-ly Advice

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The first Ferris wheel was built by a man named George Ferris in 1893 for the Chicago World's Fair, also known as the Columbian Exposition. It was intended to upstage the Eiffel Tower (the main attraction from the 1889 Paris Exhibition). The original Ferr

The first Ferris wheel was built by a man named George Ferris in 1893 for the Chicago World's Fair, also known as the Columbian Exposition. It was intended to upstage the Eiffel Tower (the main attraction from the 1889 Paris Exhibition). The original Ferris Wheel was 264 feet tall and carried 2,160 people in 36 cars.

After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers and pharmaceutical companies.

After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers and pharmaceutical companies.

Illinois Politician or Sopranos Character?

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HBO's landmark series "The Sopranos" took a look at the New Jersey mafia. But all Illinois citizens know that they don't need HBO to see compelling criminals—they just have to look at a ballot. In this quiz, just identify whether the description is an Illinois politician or a character from the Sopranos.

The first movie star to appear on television was Felix The Cat. The first broadcast image, made during testing, was a Felix statue rotating on a turntable.

The first movie star to appear on television was Felix The Cat. The first broadcast image, made during testing, was a Felix statue rotating on a turntable.

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