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The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.

The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.

In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg's Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.

In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg's Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.

Horseradish is a member of the mustard family and can count cauliflower, kale and brussels sprouts among its cousins.

Horseradish is a member of the mustard family and can count cauliflower, kale and brussels sprouts among its cousins.

Brain Game: Taking Notes

Sandy Wood

When you pick up a common pine cone, you'd be correct to refer to it as "she," since these brown, seeded cones are all female.

When you pick up a common pine cone, you'd be correct to refer to it as "she," since these brown, seeded cones are all female.

For one week in 1986, Dan Rather experimented with a one-word sign off for each broadcast of the CBS Evening News: "Courage." Reactions were mixed.

For one week in 1986, Dan Rather experimented with a one-word sign off for each broadcast of the CBS Evening News: "Courage." Reactions were mixed.

Blue eyes are the result of an ancient genetic mutation.

Blue eyes are the result of an ancient genetic mutation.

5 Questions: Short People

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Slimed: A Kids' Choice Awards Quiz

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Last week, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosted Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, the annual celebration of slime, burps and kid-friendly entertainment. How much do you know about the awards show? Answer these 10 questions about the show's history and we might spare you from getting slimed.

5 Questions: Mining for Answers

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The black pirate flag known as the "Jolly Roger" was originally a bright red French "surrender-or-die" banner known as the "Jolie Rouge."

The black pirate flag known as the "Jolly Roger" was originally a bright red French "surrender-or-die" banner known as the "Jolie Rouge."

Brain Game: Venice

Sandy Wood

Morning Cup of Links: The Real 'Goodfellas'

Miss Cellania

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