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THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Why Do Some Clocks Use Roman Numeral IIII?

Matt Soniak

Readers Georgia and Gecko are both curious about clocks.

motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Brain Game: Wee Frill

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FREE into WILL in seven (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Couch Cushion Architecture

Miss Cellania

Sir Patrick Stewart talks about Shakespeare, and briefly about his other roles.

Hey You Guys: A Goonies Quiz

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Who doesn't love The Goonies? It's the quintessential action/adventure movie for kids and plenty of fun for everyone else. But how much do you know about the movie?

5 Questions: Paine Webber

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Week Two: 'At the Libraries'

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen will provide links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

The Late Movies: Monsterpiece Theater

Chris Higgins

Monsterpiece Theater is a Sesame Street segment parodying Masterpiece Theater (which is now known just as Masterpiece).

Name the 10 Top-Selling NBA Jerseys

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On Wednesday, the NBA announced its list of the top-selling jerseys for the 2009-10 season. How many of the top 10 can you name in 3 minutes? You can enter either first and last name or just last name. Good luck, and let us know who you missed.

The Quick 10: Encyclopedia Brown

Stacy Conradt

Many of you wrote last week (or the week before) and suggested Encyclopedia Brown for a Quick 10, saying that many of us probably have developed our _flossy ways thanks to the boy detective.

Name America's Most Congested Cities

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Here's a game you can play with your fellow commuters the next time you're stuck in traffic. How many of America's 15 most congested cities (as ranked by Forbes in 2009) can you name in 3 minutes?

All Aboard! 7 Offbeat Bus Tours

Dave Roos

If you thought bus tours were only for people with bad travel agents, you were right. But they're also for perfectly normal people with perfectly bizarre tastes.

motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Name California's 20 Largest Cities

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Because of the Hollywood influence and the state's size, Americans tend to hear the names of more California cities than those in other states. How many of the 20 largest cities in California can you name, given five minutes? A score of 10 or more (50 percent) should be considered a "win." Good luck!

Thanks to the Acme License Maker for the plate graphic.

Tanaholics

Meghan Holohan

As someone with the complexion of a vampire, I have never been in a tanning booth. I eschew base tans and head to the beach armed with SPF 55 and an umbrella.

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