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THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The Great American Stupidity Quiz (and the baffling start to the Civil War)

Special Guest Star

By Adam Winer, author of How Dumb Are You? National Lampoon just published a fun little book I wrote called How Dumb Are You? The Great American Stupidity Quiz.

EDAR: Everyone Deserves A Roof

Miss Cellania

What is the best way to help the homeless?

Brain Game: A Rugged Man

It's the last Monday before "holiday week," so today's Brain Game is just enough to get you going with your morning coffee.

Morning Cup of Links: Newborns + Zoo = Zooborns

Miss Cellania

If Twilight Was 10 Times Shorter And 100 Times More Honest. If you liked that, you might also enjoy it as a Christmas movie. * An inside view of the Iraq War.

Caption Contest No. 13 Winner

David K. Israel

We have a winner for our latest caption contest! It was one of the closest yet, but J edged out the others by a whisker. (We can't count those who vote for two captions,

Who Sent the First Christmas Card?

Matt Soniak

The commercial Christmas card as we know it originated in London in 1843.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

I hope everyone had a smashing Thanksgiving! In your turkey daze though have have you ever considered Thanksgiving ... in Space?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

What the Financial Crisis Means for Spam, Psychics, Hosiery & More

Diana Wolf

It's hard to find something not impacted by our current financial crisis. Here are 12 examples of what the recession means for specific things, from Spam to sex addiction. 1.

The Quick 10: 10 Bands That Sold Out

Stacy Conradt

OK, I'm going to admit my title is a little harsh.

The 4pm Quiz: Torture Device or Kitchen Gadget? (#58)

Jason English

At 4pm each day this month, we'll be counting down some of the year's most popular quizzes.

Friday Happy Hour: Non-Traditional Holiday Traditions

Jason English

1. A few years ago, my wife and I acquired an advent calendar "“ like the one pictured, only older, and without the faux fruit.

10 Sports Heroes You Won't Find On Wheaties Boxes

the mag

An Ache for the Distance

Ransom Riggs

I've been trying to figure out whether or not to take a trip to Australia next Spring.

The Truth About Lie Detectors

In the Beginning

With the possible exception of politicians and small wooden puppets named Pinocchio, most people have a hard time lying with a straight face—and an even harder time lying successfully when t

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