THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The President's Cabinet

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You can't escape President Obama's image these days – it's as if he lives on the newsstand's magazine rack and simply jumps from TIME to Newsweek to People, never taking a week off. Oddly enough, our President isn't the only employee of the executive branch; you may be surprised to learn that he has help, including fifteen cabinet members who head administrative departments. Asking you to name the Secretaries would probably be a bit much, but can you name the fifteen departments they run?

The first <em>Monopoly</em> game was based on real streets and locations around Atlantic City.

The first Monopoly game was based on real streets and locations around Atlantic City.

5 Questions: Groundhog Day

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Highway Havoc

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I'm a bit directionally-challenged, so when I'm in my car, I tend to cling to my Mapquest directions or road atlas. I've actually absorbed surprisingly little knowledge about the nation's highway system, but from what I hear, it all makes a lot of sense. Put your highway knowledge to the test - I'll give you the name of an American highway and the state one terminus is in. It's up to you to choose the state on the other side. Get all 15 right and I just may offer you a job as my backseat driver.

Morning Cup of Links: The First Blood Transfusion

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Crayola means "oily chalk." The name is derived from the French words <em>craie</em>, or "chalk," and <em>ola</em>, an abbreviation for "oleaginous," or "oily."

Crayola means "oily chalk." The name is derived from the French words craie, or "chalk," and ola, an abbreviation for "oleaginous," or "oily."

5 Questions: Preaching to the Choir

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Number 1?

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Last night was the draft for the mental_floss fantasy football league. My own Wild Willies took Vikings running back Adrian Peterson with the number one overall pick. Given my history with having the top pick, Peterson will injure himself soon and ruin my title chances. That got me to thinking about the real-life athletes that were drafted number one. Of the 20 athletes here, can you identify which ones were the number one picks?

Reggie Jackson's nickname, "Mr. October," was coined sarcastically by Thurman Munson after Reggie hit .125 in the 1977 ALCS. Reggie went on to win the World Series MVP that year and the name stuck.

Reggie Jackson's nickname, "Mr. October," was coined sarcastically by Thurman Munson after Reggie hit .125 in the 1977 ALCS. Reggie went on to win the World Series MVP that year and the name stuck.

5 Questions: Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!

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Name the Not Ready for Prime Time Players

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Saturday Night Live recently kicked off its 35th season. How much do you know about season 1? Can you name the 7 original cast members, also known as the Not Ready for Prime Time Players?

When he died in 1977, Elvis Presley had $1,055,173.69 in a non-interest-bearing checking account.

When he died in 1977, Elvis Presley had $1,055,173.69 in a non-interest-bearing checking account.

5 Questions: Route 66

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Who Said It? Political Edition

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It seems that both politics and politicians rarely change. America is blessed, however, to have a heritage of colorful political figures and commentators who have uttered many memorable saying throughout our history. Your job is to match the quote to the person who said it.

Dr. James Naismith, the progenitor of basketball, was Canadian.

Dr. James Naismith, the progenitor of basketball, was Canadian.

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