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The song “Always” was written by Irving Berlin for Ellin Mackay, a Western Union heiress. Berlin was Jewish, Mackay was Catholic, and her father was just plain furious. Mr. Mackay attempted to distract Ellin’s affections with a yearlong trip to Euro

The song “Always” was written by Irving Berlin for Ellin Mackay, a Western Union heiress. Berlin was Jewish, Mackay was Catholic, and her father was just plain furious. Mr. Mackay attempted to distract Ellin’s affections with a yearlong trip to Europe; when that failed, he disinherited her. Berlin responded by marrying Ellin and giving his new wife an unusual wedding gift—the royalty rights to “Always.”

The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.

The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.

After going into heat, an un-spayed female ferret can actually die if she does not mate. She will remain in heat until she mates, and if she does not, the excess estrogen will cause anemia and eventual death.

After going into heat, an un-spayed female ferret can actually die if she does not mate. She will remain in heat until she mates, and if she does not, the excess estrogen will cause anemia and eventual death.

Teams That Don't End With 'S'

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There are 9 teams in the four major American sports (NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB) whose nickname does not end in an 'S.' How many can you name in three minutes?

Hints: All NFL team names end in 'S,' so focus on the other three. And we're not counting "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim," because that name is silly.

We know it best for its unforgettable roles in flameproof insulation and class-action lawsuits, but asbestos got its official start in the first century, when Roman author Pliny the Elder noted the natural mineral fiber’s resistance to fire. Though he s

We know it best for its unforgettable roles in flameproof insulation and class-action lawsuits, but asbestos got its official start in the first century, when Roman author Pliny the Elder noted the natural mineral fiber’s resistance to fire. Though he slightly discredited himself by also lauding asbestos for being impermeable to attacks by dark wizards, he did point out one trait that modern researchers should have paid more attention to: slaves who worked with asbestos tended to develop lung problems.

It sure pays to be related to Tom Cruise. Just ask his cousin, William Mapother. A wannabe actor, Mapother turned his relationship with one of the world’s biggest movie stars into cameo acting roles in <em>Born on the Fourth of July</em>, <em>Without Li

It sure pays to be related to Tom Cruise. Just ask his cousin, William Mapother. A wannabe actor, Mapother turned his relationship with one of the world’s biggest movie stars into cameo acting roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Without Limits, Magnolia, Mission: Impossible 2, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, and Minority Report. Having a famous cousin land those gigs normally wouldn't be a big deal, but Cruise paid Bill’s bill out of his own pocket.

Planet of the Apes

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The original 1968 motion picture Planet of the Apes spawned four direct sequels, released annually from 1970 through 1973. This quiz will provide the titles of eight POTA sequels - four of them real, and the other four fake. Can you identify which is which? Good luck!

Birth Control Brand or Star Wars Character?

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Can you tell which is which?

5 Questions: So Sad

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5 Questions: A Little Dab'll Do Ya

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5 Questions: Networking

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