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Morning Cup of Links: Before the Mayflower

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Unattractive

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5 Questions: Department Store: Women's Wear

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Brain Game: Water, Water Everywhere

Sandy Wood

5 Questions: What a "Ham"

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Non-Noms

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Some of Hollywood's biggest living stars have failed to receive so much as a nod for an Academy Award in their chosen profession. The Non-Noms Quiz offers 15 pairs of actors/actresses; your job is to identify the ONE actor in each pair who has NEVER been NOMINATED for an acting Oscar.

Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."

Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."

5 Questions: Give Me "Lib"erty

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5 Questions: Baby, It's Cold Outside

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Before Pixar settled on <em>Toy Story</em>, other names suggested include <em>Made in Taiwan</em>, <em>Moving Buddies</em>, and <em>Toyz in the Hood</em>.

Before Pixar settled on Toy Story, other names suggested include Made in Taiwan, Moving Buddies, and Toyz in the Hood.

The 'Straight, Cash Homey' Obscure Jersey Quiz

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It takes a special kind of fan to keep wearing a player’s jersey when it’s ridiculously out-of-date but hasn’t developed any cachet as a throwback. It also takes a special kind of fan to recognize one of these gems when they see it. We teamed up with the guys from the bad jersey blog Straight Cash, Homey to put together this little quiz. How well do you know your past-their-prime jerseys?

Name the 25 Most Common Three-Letter Words

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The folks at wordfrequency.info have put together a list of the most common words in the English language. For this quiz, we simply extracted the top 25 three-letter words, and we'll give you five minutes to name all of them you can. Good luck!

Back in the USSR

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Despite the USSR's clout and the pressure of the Cold War, few Americans could name the nation's leaders (and fewer still could spell them). In this quiz, you'll provide the last names of the 8 men who ran the USSR from its formation in 1917, and the 3 men who've headed the Russian Federation since then. Can you work out the spellings before the 10-minute timer runs out?

In 1981, Deborah Ann Fountain (Miss New York) became the first <em>Miss America</em> pageant participant disqualified for "illegal use of padding" during the swimsuit competition.

In 1981, Deborah Ann Fountain (Miss New York) became the first Miss America pageant participant disqualified for "illegal use of padding" during the swimsuit competition.

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