I was fascinated by chemistry when I was young, although AP Chemistry woke me up to the fact that studying chemistry involved a significant amount of work. Since I've always been obsessed with lists, rankings, and tables, the Periodic Table was a pretty obvious draw. Can you name the 22 named elements classified as "non-metals," all located on the right-hand side of the Periodic Table?
(Hint: This includes the Halogens and Noble Gases. The highest atomic number in this group is 86.)
Sure, you took a civics class back in elementary school, but how much did you really learn about the legislative process? The system has plenty of quirks, and a lot of stuff seems obvious, but isn't. Let's put your legislative knowledge to the test.
You need a cup of milk for a recipe. Will a pint be enough? And is the 100-meter dash shorter or longer than the old 100-yard dash? To know answers like these, you have to be familiar with units of measure. In these 12 questions, you'll fill in each blank to determine whether the unit on the left is greater than (>) or less than (<) the unit on the right. Good luck!
These days, it seems like Hollywood churns out more sequels than original movies, most of them of far lesser quality. Of the 12 film sequels described below, only six of them are actual movies. Can you pick out the real ones from the phonies?
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?
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)