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The Arctic gets its name from the Greek word for "bear" (<em>arctos</em>) because of its proximity to the constellation "Ursa Major" ("great bear" in Latin).

The Arctic gets its name from the Greek word for "bear" (arctos) because of its proximity to the constellation "Ursa Major" ("great bear" in Latin).

Bing!

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In addition to the upcoming Windows 7, Microsoft has put a heaping helping of promotion behind its "Bing!" search tool. While the jury will still be out for a while concerning the popularity and success of the information provider, there's no reason we can't do our own "Bing Thing." Good luck!

5 Questions: Bossing Around

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Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day.

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day.

Near the event horizon of a black hole (the boundary in spacetime surrounding said black hole), "spaghettification" will occur, stretching matter into thin strips.

Near the event horizon of a black hole (the boundary in spacetime surrounding said black hole), "spaghettification" will occur, stretching matter into thin strips.

Morning Cup of Links: The Backpackin' Bees

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5 Questions: Everyone Knows it's "Wind"y

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5 Questions: Utensils

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When asked where he keeps his Oscars, Pixar's John Lasseter said, "We discovered that Barbie clothes actually fit pretty well."

When asked where he keeps his Oscars, Pixar's John Lasseter said, "We discovered that Barbie clothes actually fit pretty well."

5 Questions: Welcome to Detroit, MENsans!

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Robert Lincoln, son of President Lincoln, was saved from a nasty railroad accident by Edwin Booth. Edwin was the brother of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Robert Lincoln, son of President Lincoln, was saved from a nasty railroad accident by Edwin Booth. Edwin was the brother of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

5 Questions: Lucky Seven

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Name the IMDb Top 10 in 5 Minutes

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The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II are currently ranked as the #1, #2 and #3 films of all-time by IMDb users. Think you can name the rest of their Top 10?

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