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Genius or Real World Castmate?

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This is the true story of eleven personality quirks, picked to live in a quiz and have their lives taped. Some of the descriptions below are of castmates on MTV's The Real World, while others are history's greatest minds. Find out what happens when people stop being normal and start getting real; choose whether the quirk below comes from a Real World castmate or a famous genius.

Invention Timeline Quiz

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Fans of the Movie Timeline Quiz already know how this one works. See how well you know history by ordering the following inventions from oldest to most recent.

Morning Cup of Links: Ridiculous Robot Soccer

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The Bee Gees never liked their name. In fact, after Robert Stigwood signed on as the band’s producer in 1967, the group lobbied to change it. But what could possibly be better than The Bee Gees? The band suggested Rupert’s World. Luckily, their manage

The Bee Gees never liked their name. In fact, after Robert Stigwood signed on as the band’s producer in 1967, the group lobbied to change it. But what could possibly be better than The Bee Gees? The band suggested Rupert’s World. Luckily, their manager nixed the notion.

Short & Sweet

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Listed below are brief precis of short stories from four acclaimed 20th-Century American authors. Can you name the story being described?

A Double Dare Quiz

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Double Dare was the best possible game show for the Nickelodeon generation. Sure, there was some trivia in there, but for the most part it was just lots of whipped cream, slime and running around. How well do you remember the Nick game show and its physical challenges?

One of the drugs Nazis experimented with in 1944 was D-IX, a cocaine-based compound that included both an amphetamine and a morphine-related chemical to dull pain. Nazi doctors found that test subjects could march 55 miles before having to rest. Luckily,

One of the drugs Nazis experimented with in 1944 was D-IX, a cocaine-based compound that included both an amphetamine and a morphine-related chemical to dull pain. Nazi doctors found that test subjects could march 55 miles before having to rest. Luckily, the war ended before production could begin.

William Faulkner once refused a dinner invitation from President Kennedy's White House. "Why that’s a hundred miles away," Faulkner explained. "That’s a long way to go just to eat."

William Faulkner once refused a dinner invitation from President Kennedy's White House. "Why that’s a hundred miles away," Faulkner explained. "That’s a long way to go just to eat."

Literature Potpourri: Bestsellers of the '80s

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Bookstores abounded with hot titles in the 1980s, and it was a particularly lucrative time for the likes of Danielle Steel, Stephen King, and Robert Ludlum. The Naval Institute Press published its first work of fiction, The Hunt for Red October, making Tom Clancy a household name and a very rich man. Lake Wobegon Days brought the idyllic world of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion to readers.

Morning Cup of Links: 19th Century Japanese LOLcats

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America got its first true pizzeria when Gennaro Lombardi opened up a small grocery store in NYC’s Little Italy. An employee named Anthony “Totonno” Pero started selling pizzas out of the back, and in no time, Lombardi’s was concentrating on its b

America got its first true pizzeria when Gennaro Lombardi opened up a small grocery store in NYC’s Little Italy. An employee named Anthony “Totonno” Pero started selling pizzas out of the back, and in no time, Lombardi’s was concentrating on its burgeoning pizza business instead of plain old groceries.

Plastic bags take up less landfill space than paper bags. According to one study, two plastic bags take up 72% less landfill space than one paper bag.

Plastic bags take up less landfill space than paper bags. According to one study, two plastic bags take up 72% less landfill space than one paper bag.

5 Questions: They Bind

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5 Questions: A Tiny Lake

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5 Questions: A <em>Pop</em> Quiz

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