THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Discontinued Ben & Jerry's Flavor or Band I Found On MySpace?

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This quiz comes from ‘The Worksheet’ on page 22 of the latest mental_floss magazine (pick yours up wherever brilliant/lots of magazines are sold). Let’s test your knowledge of down-and-out flavors and up-and-coming artists. Then tell us how you did.

(This quiz was originally posted in 2007; there are probably a lot more MySpace bands now. But if you try to pick which ones are discontinued ice cream flavors, the quiz still works.)

Name All the Vice Presidents in 10 Minutes

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Being Vice President puts you in a special category of people listed in the backs of American history books. How many of the 47 people to hold the office of Vice President can you name in ten minutes? [Hints: Last names only. There were three VPs named Johnson. You can start by typing "Johnson" three times and knock Lyndon, Andrew and Richard Mentor off the list.]

Brain Game: Don't Use And

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Movie Magic

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Could you make a special effects-filled popcorn blockbuster? Test your knowledge of movie effects.

5 Questions: Parliament

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Canis Lupus Familiaris

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When I was a small boy, I was told there are two types of people: Dog People and Cat People. In honor of the former we've created this little quiz to see how much you know about this four-legged furry animal.

5 Questions: "Def" Con

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The Midnight in Paris Cameo Quiz

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Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is up for four Oscars this weekend, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. The film is a love letter to Paris and includes a number of historical cameos as writer Gil Pender travels back in time to the 1920s. How much do you know about the writers, musicians and artists he meets on his travels? Seeing the movie won't help you answer all of the questions, but it also won't hurt.

'80s Sitcom Potpourri

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The 1980s represented the Golden Age of Sitcoms. All the major networks complied an impressive alignment of programs in an effort to attract the attention of viewers nationwide. Take our quiz and find out how well you responded to the relentless advertising machine driven by sitcom-saturated network television in the '80s.

The Sports Media Suspension Quiz

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Every now and again, a sportswriter or announcer or TV host earns a little time in the penalty box. The following questions are about members of the media who were warned, suspended, fired or forced to resign. Do you remember what they did to deserve this fate?

[Thanks to researcher Kathleen Pierce and general sports media junkie Josh Evans for helping us put this together.]

The Music Lawsuits Quiz

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When you’re a big star, everyone wants a piece of your paycheck. See how well you remember the details from some of the strangest rock lawsuits in history.

5 Questions: It's a Ghost!

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5 Questions: Presidential Pets

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Name the 13 Best-Selling Candies in the U.S.

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June is National Candy Month! To celebrate, we want you to name the top 13 candies (no gum or mints) in the United States based on annual sales, as reported by Businessweek. Good luck!

In 1972, Nick Nolte was the cover model on the packaging of Clairol's Summer Blonde hair lightener.

In 1972, Nick Nolte was the cover model on the packaging of Clairol's Summer Blonde hair lightener.

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