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In all of Shakespeare's works, only one word starts with an "X" - Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates. He uses her name in <em>The Taming of the Shrew</em>.

In all of Shakespeare's works, only one word starts with an "X" - Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates. He uses her name in The Taming of the Shrew.

5 Questions: Stuck in the Middle

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5 Questions: Dealmakers

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Small States, Big Cities

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According to the Census Bureau's 2011 Statistical Abstract, the 11 least-populous states are Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maine, and New Hampshire. Can you name the largest city (by population) in each of those states? You're on the clock!

5 Questions: Get Your Goat

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Morning Cup of Links: Ellen's Record-setting Tweet

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The mega-disco hit and gay anthem "It's Raining Men," although attributed to The Weather Girls (formerly known as Two Tons of Fun), was actually written by <em>Late Night</em> sidekick Paul Shaffer (and co-written by Paul Jabara).

The mega-disco hit and gay anthem "It's Raining Men," although attributed to The Weather Girls (formerly known as Two Tons of Fun), was actually written by Late Night sidekick Paul Shaffer (and co-written by Paul Jabara).

5 Questions: Presidents A to Z

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To assemble the Wizard's wardrobe for <em>The Wizard of Oz</em>, MGM costumers shopped at thrift stores to find clothes that projected "shabby gentility." In an incredible coincidence, the previous owner of the coat they purchased was <em>Wizard of Oz</e

To assemble the Wizard's wardrobe for The Wizard of Oz, MGM costumers shopped at thrift stores to find clothes that projected "shabby gentility." In an incredible coincidence, the previous owner of the coat they purchased was Wizard of Oz writer L. Frank Baum.

5 Questions: Holland

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5 Questions: Rocky Horror

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5 Questions: Pepsi Pep

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5 Questions: It's Weddings-Day Thursday!

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Wrigley's gum was the first product with a bar code to be scanned at a supermarket.

Wrigley's gum was the first product with a bar code to be scanned at a supermarket.

5 Questions: Nothing to Get "Hung" About

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