Talk about protective parenting. According to Mayan tradition, a mother should cover her newborn’s face for the first year of life in order to drive away evil spirits, a practice still carried out in rural Guatemala.
Pythagoras, the philosopher and mathematician, did not discover the Pythagorean Theorem. Many math historians now believe that the Egyptians used the same theorem in their construction projects a hundred years before Pythagoras was born.
The vernal equinox has come and gone, and Spring seems to be in full bloom. But if you think recognizing a rose gives you flower power, think again! See if you can match these common, though sometimes tricky, flowers to their names.
There's talk of a live-action Jem movie, which makes now a good time to brush up on the Holograms. Can you tell whether we're talking about Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady Gaga) or Jerrica Benton (Jem)?
We all know the news about newspapers is not very good these days. Editor & Publisher recently published a list of the top American papers by daily circulation, and only one saw an increase from last year (its numbers were up 0.61%). Can you name the top ten papers in the U.S. (by daily circulation)? We've put three minutes on the clock.
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)