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When the American Civil War broke out, the seceding Confederate states snatched up a good bit of government property. This included everything from forts to arsenals to thousands of post offices stocked full of stamps. Not wanting the enemy to profit off

When the American Civil War broke out, the seceding Confederate states snatched up a good bit of government property. This included everything from forts to arsenals to thousands of post offices stocked full of stamps. Not wanting the enemy to profit off their goods, the Union recalled every U.S. stamp ever issued and declared them invalid for postage. Instead, people were allowed to exchange their old stamps for replacements, which the government had quickly printed with new designs.

5 Questions: Something's Fishy

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Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is named for its site in the Miami River Valley. Unfortunately, because of the popularity of that “other” Miami, the school has had to play second fiddle to the University of Miami in Florida for years, even though th

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is named for its site in the Miami River Valley. Unfortunately, because of the popularity of that “other” Miami, the school has had to play second fiddle to the University of Miami in Florida for years, even though the Midwestern school was founded almost 90 years before Miami, Florida, was even a city.

5 Questions: Plumbing the Depths of Trivia

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Brain Game: E is for End

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When <em>Cosmopolitan</em> started it was a very different magazine. Early issues included stories by Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt, and covered topics like climbing Mount Vesuvius and the life of Mozart.

When Cosmopolitan started it was a very different magazine. Early issues included stories by Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt, and covered topics like climbing Mount Vesuvius and the life of Mozart.

5 Questions: The Straight Skinny

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The Chinese used black pepper to cure cholera, Europeans used it as currency, and Attila the Hun demanded 3,000 pounds of the stuff in exchange for discontinuing his sacking of Rome.

The Chinese used black pepper to cure cholera, Europeans used it as currency, and Attila the Hun demanded 3,000 pounds of the stuff in exchange for discontinuing his sacking of Rome.

5 Questions: Odd Couple

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Brain Game: Roman if You Want To

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