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The Movie Polygraph Quiz

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Even though there's novels, TV shows, other movies and even toys to use as inspiration for their films, Hollywood writers still love to adapt real stories. Sometimes the result is a painful mangling of the facts (A Beautiful Mind, anyone?), but often the real story is as captivating as any a writer could have come up with. Of the 15 films below, some are true stories, while others are just very creative writing. Can you tell the truth from fiction?

Name the 12 Signs of the Zodiac

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Today we're looking for the names of the twelve signs of the Zodiac (in Western astrology). You've got two minutes. And spelling counts, so here's a hint: Sagittarius.

Before scientists were able to genetically engineer bacteria to produce human insulin, those who were afflicted with insulin dependent diabetes often used insulin from pigs.

Before scientists were able to genetically engineer bacteria to produce human insulin, those who were afflicted with insulin dependent diabetes often used insulin from pigs.

When <em>Cosmopolitan</em> started it was a very different magazine. Early issues included stories by Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt, and covered topics like climbing Mount Vesuvius and the life of Mozart.

When Cosmopolitan started it was a very different magazine. Early issues included stories by Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt, and covered topics like climbing Mount Vesuvius and the life of Mozart.

5 Questions: Clear as Crystal

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Jackass Stunt or Double Dare Obstacle?

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This quiz was written by trained professionals. Do not try any of the stunts at home; however, you can try to figure out from which television show they came: Nickelodeon's Double Dare or MTV's Jackass. We'll give you the title and a brief description of each stunt. Good luck!

The Chinese used black pepper to cure cholera, Europeans used it as currency, and Attila the Hun demanded 3,000 pounds of the stuff in exchange for discontinuing his sacking of Rome.

The Chinese used black pepper to cure cholera, Europeans used it as currency, and Attila the Hun demanded 3,000 pounds of the stuff in exchange for discontinuing his sacking of Rome.

The former Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with thirteen-year-old Mandy Smith, when he was forty-seven. They married six years later in 1989, but divorced after less than two years. Not long after the divorce, Bill's thirty-yea

The former Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with thirteen-year-old Mandy Smith, when he was forty-seven. They married six years later in 1989, but divorced after less than two years. Not long after the divorce, Bill's thirty-year-old son, Stephen, married Mandy Smith's mother, Patsy, age forty-six.

5 Questions: Are You Game?

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Mohs' Hardness Scale

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In the early 19th century, German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs developed a practical method for comparing the hardness of minerals. How many of the ten minerals in Mohs' scale can you name in 5 minutes?

Chinese judges in the 15<sup>th</sup> century used darkened lenses (sunglasses) to hide their facial expressions in court.

Chinese judges in the 15th century used darkened lenses (sunglasses) to hide their facial expressions in court.

In 1959, the USSR launched a craft called the <em>Mechta</em> towards the Moon. It missed, and instead became (inadvertently) the first man-made satellite to go into orbit around the Sun.

In 1959, the USSR launched a craft called the Mechta towards the Moon. It missed, and instead became (inadvertently) the first man-made satellite to go into orbit around the Sun.

Brain Game: 6-1=7

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