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Comic book publishing giants Marvel and DC can both churn out whiz-bang serialized adventures, but they disagree on one very important aspect of a super hero’s origin. Marvel sets all its characters in real cities (New York, Los Angeles, etc.). DC Comic

Comic book publishing giants Marvel and DC can both churn out whiz-bang serialized adventures, but they disagree on one very important aspect of a super hero’s origin. Marvel sets all its characters in real cities (New York, Los Angeles, etc.). DC Comics, however, chooses to keep the fantasy alive with places like Batman’s Gotham City and Superman’s Metropolis.

Brain Game: Quitters

Sandy Wood

President Jefferson hated formal affairs so much that he would often greet foreign dignitaries while wearing pajamas.

President Jefferson hated formal affairs so much that he would often greet foreign dignitaries while wearing pajamas.

Looking to expand his fan base, a young Elvis Presley landed a monthlong gig at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, the booking didn’t last. After just one performance (on October 2, 1954), the management threw Elvis out onto the s

Looking to expand his fan base, a young Elvis Presley landed a monthlong gig at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, the booking didn’t last. After just one performance (on October 2, 1954), the management threw Elvis out onto the street because he wasn’t singing country “correctly.”

In the 1920s, several groups lobbied for a calendar with 13 months, each with four weeks. The new month would have come between June and July. And to reach 365 days, the plan was to add "January 0."

In the 1920s, several groups lobbied for a calendar with 13 months, each with four weeks. The new month would have come between June and July. And to reach 365 days, the plan was to add "January 0."

The fortune cookie was invented in the early 20th century by Makato Hagiwara, who designed the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. He intended the cookie to be a snack for people walking through the garden.

The fortune cookie was invented in the early 20th century by Makato Hagiwara, who designed the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. He intended the cookie to be a snack for people walking through the garden.

Leatherback sea turtles have fleshy backward-pointing spines in their throats so that jellyfish, their favorite food, can be swallowed more easily.

Leatherback sea turtles have fleshy backward-pointing spines in their throats so that jellyfish, their favorite food, can be swallowed more easily.

Reggie Jackson's nickname, "Mr. October," was coined sarcastically by Thurman Munson after Reggie hit .125 in the 1977 ALCS. Reggie went on to win the World Series MVP that year and the name stuck.

Reggie Jackson's nickname, "Mr. October," was coined sarcastically by Thurman Munson after Reggie hit .125 in the 1977 ALCS. Reggie went on to win the World Series MVP that year and the name stuck.

Brain Game: Step by Step

Sandy Wood

5 Questions: Please "Hold"

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When he died in 1977, Elvis Presley had $1,055,173.69 in a non-interest-bearing checking account.

When he died in 1977, Elvis Presley had $1,055,173.69 in a non-interest-bearing checking account.

Brain Game: Bill the Cat

Sandy Wood

5 Questions: Road Signs

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Pass rate:75 %
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The amazingly popular drink Guinness is not black. It is actually a very dark shade of ruby.

The amazingly popular drink Guinness is not black. It is actually a very dark shade of ruby.

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