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There's a rumor that Twinkies have a shelf life of 20-plus years. The truth of the matter, however, is that it’s closer to 25 days. The plastic-wrapped desserts contain the same apocalypse-vulnerable preservatives you’d find in most commercially baked

There's a rumor that Twinkies have a shelf life of 20-plus years. The truth of the matter, however, is that it’s closer to 25 days. The plastic-wrapped desserts contain the same apocalypse-vulnerable preservatives you’d find in most commercially baked breads.

5 Questions: Love Those Legumes

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Platform shoes didn’t just look ridiculous in the 1970s; they looked equally silly in 15th-century Europe when they were known as "chopines." The fashionable footwear was so toweringly high (up to 30 inches!) that ladies couldn’t walk around in them f

Platform shoes didn’t just look ridiculous in the 1970s; they looked equally silly in 15th-century Europe when they were known as "chopines." The fashionable footwear was so toweringly high (up to 30 inches!) that ladies couldn’t walk around in them for fear of falling.

The first movie star to appear on television was Felix The Cat. The first broadcast image, made during testing, was a Felix statue rotating on a turntable.

The first movie star to appear on television was Felix The Cat. The first broadcast image, made during testing, was a Felix statue rotating on a turntable.

Birth Control Brand or Star Wars Character?

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Can you tell which is which?

In the 1940s, Pepsi adopted a red, white, and blue logo to support America’s war effort.

In the 1940s, Pepsi adopted a red, white, and blue logo to support America’s war effort.

5 Questions: Designer Jeans

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Name the Triple Crown Winners Since 1900

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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera finished the 2012 season leading the American League in home runs, runs batted in, and batting average—the first player to accomplish that feat since 1967. Since 1900, 11 other people have won the Triple Crown. How many can you name in three minutes?

5 Questions: Leaps and "-ounds"

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Part of the Brain or Part of the Moon?

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Out of your mind or out of this world? Which of these terms is a part of your brain, and which is a place on the moon?

5 Questions: Coal "Mine"rs Rescue

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