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The act of snapping one's fingers has a name. It is called a "fillip."

The act of snapping one's fingers has a name. It is called a "fillip."

Brain Game: More, More, More

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Because it's growing about half an inch a year, a person climbing Mount Everest today would have to go 27 inches further to reach the peak than Sir Edmund Hillary did in 1953.

Because it's growing about half an inch a year, a person climbing Mount Everest today would have to go 27 inches further to reach the peak than Sir Edmund Hillary did in 1953.

“Pepsi-Cola” is an anagram for “Episcopal,” which some believe the drink is named after. But then “Britney Spears” is an anagram for “Presbyterians,” so we’re inclined to discount this theory.

“Pepsi-Cola” is an anagram for “Episcopal,” which some believe the drink is named after. But then “Britney Spears” is an anagram for “Presbyterians,” so we’re inclined to discount this theory.

After Tiny Tim and Miss Vickie were wed on TV's <em>The Tonight Show</em>, they had one child together, appropriately named Tulip.

After Tiny Tim and Miss Vickie were wed on TV's The Tonight Show, they had one child together, appropriately named Tulip.

Mary Ann really was prettier than Ginger, at least in beauty pageant terms. <em>Gilligan's Island </em>star Dawn Wells was beautiful and talented enough to represent Nevada in the 1960 Miss America pageant.

Mary Ann really was prettier than Ginger, at least in beauty pageant terms. Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells was beautiful and talented enough to represent Nevada in the 1960 Miss America pageant.

A person from Nigeria is a Nigerian, while a person from Niger is a Nigerien.

A person from Nigeria is a Nigerian, while a person from Niger is a Nigerien.

Despite your mother's dire warnings, chewing gum doesn't stay in your stomach for years if you swallow it. It gets digested and disposed of just as quickly as anything else you consume.

Despite your mother's dire warnings, chewing gum doesn't stay in your stomach for years if you swallow it. It gets digested and disposed of just as quickly as anything else you consume.

Name Every Running Back to Rush for Over 1800 Yards

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According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, only 16 players have rushed for over 1800 yards in a season (some did it more than once). How many can you name in five minutes?

Prohibition made it a crime to produce, sell, or transport alcoholic beverages. But anyone who already had bottles of old liquor stocked away was free to consume it at his or her leisure within the confines of their home.

Prohibition made it a crime to produce, sell, or transport alcoholic beverages. But anyone who already had bottles of old liquor stocked away was free to consume it at his or her leisure within the confines of their home.

The Golden Hamster is native to Syria. In fact, all hamsters in captivity today can trace their roots back to the original litter discovered in 1930 by archaeologist Aaron Abrahams.

The Golden Hamster is native to Syria. In fact, all hamsters in captivity today can trace their roots back to the original litter discovered in 1930 by archaeologist Aaron Abrahams.

5 Questions: Karate!

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The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.

The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.

The first VCR, developed by the Ampex Corporation in 1956, weighed nearly 1,500 lbs. It took another 15 years before a commercially viable product hit the scene.

The first VCR, developed by the Ampex Corporation in 1956, weighed nearly 1,500 lbs. It took another 15 years before a commercially viable product hit the scene.

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