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5 Questions: We're "Back"!

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Name the Emmy-Winning Dramas (1979-2008)

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In the last 30 years (1979-2008), 16 different series have won the Emmy Award for Best Drama. How many can you name in five minutes?

If the tracks on a typical compact disc ran in a straight line, they would travel for about three miles.

If the tracks on a typical compact disc ran in a straight line, they would travel for about three miles.

5 Questions: Short People

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Itchy & Scratchy Episode or Cheesy Horror Film?

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You may have heard these titles before. But did you hear them during an episode of The Simpsons, or are they titles of cheesy horror movies?

The fastest two-legged creature on Earth is the ostrich, which can reach 45 mph over short distances.

The fastest two-legged creature on Earth is the ostrich, which can reach 45 mph over short distances.

5 Questions: Counting Beverages

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Back to School, Summer School or Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

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For our second '80s Movie Quote Quiz, we've chosen quotations from three classic, school-themed movies: Summer School, Back to School and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Your job is to pick which movie it came from. Do you have what it takes to earn your "seemingly useless pop culture knowledge" diploma from Mental_Floss High? The teacher is in...pop quiz hotshots.

Al Capone's business card reportedly said he was a furniture salesman.

Al Capone's business card reportedly said he was a furniture salesman.

5 Questions: Name Game: It's Lou, Only Lou

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The Master of Horror

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Per Stephen King's official Web site, the author has published 35 different novels under his own name. (This combines multi-part books into one, and doesn't include short story collections, non-fiction books, Richard Bachman credits, and so on.) How many of these 35 books can you name in 10 minutes?

In all of Shakespeare's works, only one word starts with an "X" - Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates. He uses her name in <em>The Taming of the Shrew</em>.

In all of Shakespeare's works, only one word starts with an "X" - Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates. He uses her name in The Taming of the Shrew.

5 Questions: F.W.

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Who Said It: Jane Austen or Steve Austin?

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Novelist Jane Austen was a church-going English woman born in 1775. Professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is a womanizing American born in 1964. But they have a homophone in common! And perhaps more... see if you can tell who said each of these quotes.

The only other country in the world to celebrate the United States' birthday, July 4<sup>th</sup>, is Denmark.

The only other country in the world to celebrate the United States' birthday, July 4th, is Denmark.

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