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The epitaph of Alexander the Great is one of the most famous in history: “A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.” But in all likelihood, Alexander’s tomb does not contain Alexander himself. The emperor Ptolemy took Alex

The epitaph of Alexander the Great is one of the most famous in history: “A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.” But in all likelihood, Alexander’s tomb does not contain Alexander himself. The emperor Ptolemy took Alexander’s body and brought it back to Alexandria, where it was on display for a long time. But the body was lost and its current whereabouts are unknown.

5 Questions: Five-"Eighths"

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Talk about bad advice: In 1557, European doctors recommended smoking to combat bad breath and cancer.

Talk about bad advice: In 1557, European doctors recommended smoking to combat bad breath and cancer.

5 Questions: It's Got <em>Cola </em>in It

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While working on Pac Man, video game designer Tohru Iwantani was allegedly inspired by the shape of a pizza with one slice removed.

While working on Pac Man, video game designer Tohru Iwantani was allegedly inspired by the shape of a pizza with one slice removed.

5 Questions: The Hunter

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Nearly 30% of Dalmatian dogs are born with complete or partial hearing loss.

Nearly 30% of Dalmatian dogs are born with complete or partial hearing loss.

5 Questions: A Bewitching Quiz

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Restaurant chains like Applebee’s and T.G.I. Friday’s have their staff sing a specialized song to wish customers a happy birthday in order to avoid paying royalties, since "Happy Birthday to You" is a copyrighted tune.

Restaurant chains like Applebee’s and T.G.I. Friday’s have their staff sing a specialized song to wish customers a happy birthday in order to avoid paying royalties, since "Happy Birthday to You" is a copyrighted tune.

5 Questions: A Petty Quiz

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In car design circles, a hood ornament is properly called a "mascot." The first American automobile to sport a mascot was the 1912 Cadillac.

In car design circles, a hood ornament is properly called a "mascot." The first American automobile to sport a mascot was the 1912 Cadillac.

5 Questions: Pearls of Wisdom

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By law, French workers get at least 30 paid vacation days each year.

By law, French workers get at least 30 paid vacation days each year.

5 Questions: Pepper Pop Quiz

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Lions, tigers, and pumas rarely suffer from hairballs since their diet includes a fair amount of grass, as well as the bones of their prey. The combination helps thoroughly cleanse their digestive tracts.

Lions, tigers, and pumas rarely suffer from hairballs since their diet includes a fair amount of grass, as well as the bones of their prey. The combination helps thoroughly cleanse their digestive tracts.

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