THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Morning Cup of Links: When Fairy Tales Were Beautiful

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5 Questions: Not Thin

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The French Kiss isn’t from France; it’s actually a slur against the nation. In the 1920s, the English derided the French as the kind of people who’d go around sticking their tongues where they didn’t belong.

The French Kiss isn’t from France; it’s actually a slur against the nation. In the 1920s, the English derided the French as the kind of people who’d go around sticking their tongues where they didn’t belong.

Hitler or Churchill?

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I don't know that much about art, but I can probably pick out a Manet from a Monet, or a Picasso from a Dali. I had a much, much harder time picking out a Hitler from a Churchill. See if you fare any better than me below.

5 Questions: Far East, Man

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No matter how flexible a person is, there is no such thing as being “double jointed." Most extreme contortionists suffer from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

No matter how flexible a person is, there is no such thing as being “double jointed." Most extreme contortionists suffer from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Portrait of a (First) Lady

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You're heard the saying, "Behind every great man is a great woman"? Presidents of the United States are no exception to that rule. But while you know what George Washington and Abraham Lincoln look like, can you pick their wives out of a crowd?

5 Questions: Julie and Julia

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Since 1950, Georgia has flown four different state flags. The design was changed in 1956, in 2001, and again in 2003.

Since 1950, Georgia has flown four different state flags. The design was changed in 1956, in 2001, and again in 2003.

Who's on the Money?

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Although they are still technically legal tender, high-denomination bills like the $1000 and $5000 were last printed in 1945. Do you know whose faces grace these rare bills? And how familiar are you with the faces on your pocket change? Let's find out.

Morning Cup of Links: Zebra Stripes

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5 Questions: It's a Cyn

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Because of the number of creepy-crawlies that make their home in the rivers and streams of Alabama, it's sometimes referred to as "The Lizard State."

Because of the number of creepy-crawlies that make their home in the rivers and streams of Alabama, it's sometimes referred to as "The Lizard State."

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.]

5 Questions: Golden Turkeys

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