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  • Daily Trivia Quiz for Mar 27, 2015

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Song: "Dirty Little Secret" This is a quiz about the All-American Rejects song. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Mar 28, 2015)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    "Grease" is the Word Quotes This movie is in the top 100 romance movies of all time. Do you know who said what in the movie? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Question for March 27, 2015:What actor played a hero named Cole in 1995 and a man helping a boy named Cole in 1999?Previous question and answer:What classic science fiction novel opens with "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"? A: "NEUROMANCER" by William Gibson
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Mar 28, 2015)

    Braingle's Teasers
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Ling O'Fruit Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of fruit. The other word is that fruit with one of the following changes: a letter added anywhere (apple applet), a letter deleted anywhere (orange range), or a letter changed anywhere (cheery cherry). There is no rearrangement of the other letters. No fruit is used more than once. 1) This is a devilish fruit. 2) This is a crippled fruit. 3) This is a happy fruit. 4) This is a criminal fruit. 5) This is a large fruit. 6) This is a tardy fruit. 7) This is a sullen fruit. 8) This is an up-to-date fruit. 9)…
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Sunder

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    sun-der verb :: To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever To part; to separate. A separation into parts; a division or severance. To expose to the sun and wind. "Notwithstanding terrifically wide sweep (some thirty feet or more) and the its hissing vigor of its descent, sufficient to sunder these very walls of iron, still the fraying of my robe would be all that, for several minutes, it would accomplish." -- Poe, Edgar Allan
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Mar 28, 2015)

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Ling O'Fruit Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of fruit. The other word is that fruit with one of the following changes: a letter added anywhere (apple applet), a letter deleted anywhere (orange range), or a letter changed anywhere (cheery cherry). There is no rearrangement of the other letters. No fruit is used more than once. 1) This is a devilish fruit. 2) This is a crippled fruit. 3) This is a happy fruit. 4) This is a criminal fruit. 5) This is a large fruit. 6) This is a tardy fruit. 7) This is a sullen fruit. 8) This is an up-to-date fruit. 9)…
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Mar 27, 2015

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Tale of a Tail As I get closer, my tail grows longer; As I leave, my tail leads the way. What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Sunder

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    sun-der verb :: To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever To part; to separate. A separation into parts; a division or severance. To expose to the sun and wind. "Notwithstanding terrifically wide sweep (some thirty feet or more) and the its hissing vigor of its descent, sufficient to sunder these very walls of iron, still the fraying of my robe would be all that, for several minutes, it would accomplish." -- Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Memory : Phonetic Mnemonic System

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Phonetic mnemonic system is similar to the Peg system in that it uses words to represent numbers so that you can recall items non-sequentially. It is more difficult to learn than the Peg system, but once mastered, it will allow you to remember much longer lists (the Peg system has difficulty for numbers over 20). Whereas the Peg system translates numbers into words by using rhymes, the Phonetic system uses sounds. Each digit from 0-9 is represented by a unique sound. 0 -- z, s 1 -- t, d, th 2 -- n 3 -- m 4 -- r 5 -- l 6 -- j, sh, ch, soft g 7 -- k, q, hard c, hard g 8 -- f, v 9 -- p, b…
  • Creativity : Asking Questions

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Asking questions is an important ability for a creative person to have. As children, we probably asked our parents a bunch of questions. As we grow older, we tend to ask fewer and fewer questions. This is because once we reach a certain age, the questions become difficult enough that a parent or teacher may not have the patience or knowledge to answer them and this discourages us from asking further questions. The other reason why adults do not ask questions is because it is an admission of ignorance and people do not like appearing ignorant. As a result people frequently will nod their heads…
  • Stress : Slow Down

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When a mother is trying console an upset child, she will lower her voice and talk in a slow, calm manner. This works because people tend to adopt the attitudes of the people around them. If you are interacting with someone who is stressed out, they will be radiating a lot of nervous energy, which will probably make you start felling stressed out as well. Conversely, if you hang out with people who are calm and relaxed you will start feeling more calm and relaxed as well. If you are feeling stressed out, you can use this technique to get rid of some of that nervous energy. First, make sure…
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Question for March 27, 2015:What actor played a hero named Cole in 1995 and a man helping a boy named Cole in 1999?Previous question and answer:What classic science fiction novel opens with "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"? A: "NEUROMANCER" by William Gibson
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Question for March 26, 2015:What classic science fiction novel opens with "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"? Previous question and answer:In Marvel Comics, on Earth-65, Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker.  What supervillain did Peter Parker become?A: THE LIZARD
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Question for March 25, 2015:In Marvel Comics, on Earth-65, Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker.  What supervillain did Peter Parker become?Previous question and answer:Which “Glee” cast member was a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” three years before joining “Glee”?A:HEATHER MORRIS
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Question for March 24, 2015:Which “Glee” cast member was a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” three years before joining “Glee”? Previous question and answer:On “Person of Interest,” Finch and Reese acquired a dog named Bear who responds to commands  in what language only? A: DUTCH
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Question for March 23, 2015:On “Person of Interest,” Finch and Reese acquired a dog named Bear who responds to commands  in what language only? Previous question and answer:Shipping clerk Jack Kelly passes himself off as a champion golfer in what 1927 movie?A: "SPRING FEVER"
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  • Wordplay Wednesday

    Ken Jennings
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Lots of words begin and end with the same pair of letters, like “eraser” and “metronome.” Can you name a major world city–one of its nation’s largest–that begins and ends with the same pair of letters, and has that same pair somewhere in the middle?
  • From “Parts Unknown”!!!

    Ken Jennings
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Here’s a silly video where I’m a wrestler! We made this a while ago when Trivia Death Match with Ken Jennings was new in the App Store, but for whatever reason I just saw it for the first time last week. Definitely a modern classic. “The Challenger” and I have very similar physiques but in case you’re confused, I’m the one in the red-and-yellow tights. Get in the ring with me, iOS device havers! Bring it on!.
  • Wo_ _ _ _ a _ We _ _ _ _ _ a_!

    Ken Jennings
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Wordplay Wednesday! It’s been a while. There is only one common, uncapitalized English word that matches each of these patterns. (Though readers with expansive vocabularies may be able to think of a less common alternate or two.) Can you name all four words? W A _ _ A _ W E _ _ A _ W I _ _ A _ W O _ _ A _ Edited to add: Answers provided by eoyount on this thread.
  • His was the most…human

    Ken Jennings
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I’ve been annoying Twitter all day with some favorite Spock screencaps, in honor of the late great Leonard Nimoy. But you might not know that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy teamed up in prime time one not one but three different series. Through an odd coincidence, they were both guest stars on “The Project Strigas Affair,” a 1964 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. You may recall their second collaboration, Star Trek. And in 1983, Nimoy guested on “Vengeance Is Mine,” an episode of Shatner’s cop show T. J. Hooker. He’s not really dead as long as we…
  • Gross anatomy

    Ken Jennings
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Look, the fifth Junior Genius Guide is in bookstores today! I have photographic proof! My author copies haven’t actually showed up in the mail yet, but I wandered over to my friend Tom Nissley’s bookstore and grabbed a copy. This one covers The Human Body from head to toe. And it’s not a dull anatomy lesson, no. It’s crammed with amazing physiological feats and firsts, unbelievable facts about our weirdest internal workings, and, because it’s squarely aimed at ten-year-olds, lots of stuff about boogers and farts and the like. But honestly, is there an age when…
 
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  • The Firefighter's Workout

    Chris Higgins
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    According to Robert Piparo, Lieutenant of the New Brunswick Fire Department, 40-50% of firefighter deaths in the line of duty are from heart attacks. He's on a mission to reduce that number, by helping his fellow firefighters stay fit. (And let's be clear—all the firefighters I see in this video already look like they're in great shape.) Have you ever wondered what firefighters do to work out? Well, here's how they do it in New Jersey: I feel sweaty and weak now.
  • Weekend Links: The Difference Between Eggs?

    Roma Panganiban
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    So is there or isn't there a difference between white and brown eggs (besides, obviously, color)? Doomsday preppers are all set with menus for what they'll eat after the inevitable (or so they say) apocalypse. Frankly, none of it sounds too appealing. Lost fans have a lifetime of questions about the baffling mystical/sci-fi/time travel series, and former show writer Javier Brillo-Marxuach has at least 16,000 words worth of answers for them. Famously tight-lipped Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner has finally let slip some secrets in honor of the show's impending series finale. Get to know…
  • 11 Ways a 2 in 1 Device Gets You the Best of Both Worlds

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Phones, tablets, and computers for work, laptops for gaming—we don’t have enough hands to carry all the devices we need to use on a daily basis! By exchanging your tablet and laptop for a 2 in 1 device you can streamline your computing and lighten your load—without having to make any sacrifices. Here are 11 ways using a 2 in 1 device can help you have it all.  1. Use It at Work…  2 in 1 devices inspired by Intel feature the Intel® Core™ M processor, which boasts processing speeds far greater those of its competitors. This means they pack enough power to take on a full day of…
  • Fall of the South: Last Hurrah, Final Words

    Erik Sass
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Wikimedia Commons  For the next few weeks, we'll be covering the final days of the Civil War exactly 150 years later. This is the sixth installment of the series.  March 25-28, 1865: Last Hurrah, Final Words In the last days of March 1865 the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee made one final, desperate attempt to break out of the Siege of Petersburg – and almost succeeded, with a daring nighttime attack briefly piercing the Union lines at the Battle of Fort Stedman on March 25. But the attack soon dissipated in confusion as the rebels were thwarted by unfamiliar…
  • 10 Fascinating New Revelations About the Making of 'Lost'

    Rich Barrett
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Javier Grillo-Marxuach was part of the original team of writers on ABC’s Lost, and even though he left the show in the middle of the second season, he stuck around longer than any other writer besides showrunner Damon Lindelof. He has since gone on to produce TV shows such as Medium and The Middleman, but is most often asked about his time on Lost—particularly the question “Were the writers just making it up as they went along?” In a very long but fascinating blog entry he posted on March 24, 2015, he gave his personal account of his time on the show in hopes of no longer having to…
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  • Find first aid and CPR training courses online

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    There are many people interested in taking first aid and CPR classes, but do not have the time for training. If you are interested in first aid courses, you can start by learning the basics online. Although you need to go to classes in person to get a certificate, you can still find first aid and CPR training online that will help you establish at least some general rules and teach you the theory. There are also video tutorial available on the Internet that can give you an idea how you should react to an emergency situation and what is expected from you during classes. After you get the…
  • The importance of small ribbons when offering a gift

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    A gift is something that should always be done from the heart. Nothing is more exciting than opening up a wonderfully wrapped gift. That feeling when you untie the ribbon, tear the wrapping paper and discover what is inside is priceless and if you are the one who is offering the gift, you should not take that away from your friend and loved one. The entire process of opening a gift is half the fun of receiving it and the excitement in the eyes of your loved one is the best reward you can receive. Some people refuse to wrap their gifts because they are not good with this sort of thing.
  • Dos and don’ts in having your boiler serviced

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    Many houses and apartments in London have boiler heating systems and everyone knows just how important it is to have those things operating properly. Even if your boiler doesn’t show signs of faulty operations, experts in the field recommend that you have your boiler serviced regularly, which means at least once a year. This way, you can prevent any issues before they even arise and make sure your home and family are safe. However, the boiler service London industry is quite expanded and there are so many companies operating in the field and so much divergent information available that it…
  • The benefits of hiring a rubbish removal company when moving

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Moving is stressful enough for every family. The entire process of gathering all your belongings, moving furniture and sorting out what you want to keep and what you want to leave behind not only takes quite the long time, but it also implies a little strategic planning. Depending on every situation, you might not always have enough time to move your things from one place to another and clean the space you are vacating. The problem is all landlords request their former tenants to leave the homes clean when they leave and with a good reason. You wouldn’t like to find your new house filled…
  • Flowers and ribbons: a business for any woman

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Women are passionate beings. It is true that they can be practical when necessary, but generally speaking, they tend to follow their heart and their passions. At least, this is how great, surprising businesses are born, from the passion of their owners. If you are thinking about starting your own company, perhaps you might want to find out several details regarding an idea that fits all women like a glove. The field of flower arrangements is never too competitive. The demand is surprisingly large and there are all kinds of events that require flower bouquets, so there can never be too many…
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  • Top 10 Best UFO Movies

    top10 contributor
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    The aliens are coming. The aliens are coming! In fact they are already here….Hollywood has portrayed them so well that you cannot help but feel their presence in actual life and not just in film. Here are ten of the best alien movies of all time:   10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) A grand tour of ufology, with pre-X-Files government conspirators, UFO lunatics and early abduction themes. Richard Dreyfuss is fine as an average guy whose UFO experience turns his life upside down. The railway crossing scene is a classic, plus the cameo by noted ufologist Dr. J. Allen…
  • Top 10 Tips For Breaking Up With Toxic Friends

    top10 contributor
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Toxic, or bad friendships are unhealthy. They drain you emotionally, mentally, and even physically. They can encourage bad habits, unhealthy ways of thinking about yourself, and serious damage to your self-esteem. You have a toxic friendship if you: * Put each other down. * Encourage each other’s bad habits. * Don’t let each other be yourselves. * Create a power imbalance where one of you has too much control over the other. * Don’t allow each other to talk about the things that matter in your lives. You don’t always have to agree or like the same things, but you…
  • Top 10 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Must Know

    top10 contributor
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Make up is an art form and everybody knows that.  There are so many techniques and different styles that its easy to sometimes get lost within all the information , so we collected some amazing makeup tips that will make your next makeup session a little bit easier.   Tip 1 Heat your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to make your lashes curl easier – same principle as the curling iron , heat it up but wait for a second before applying to not burn your eyelid , apply it when its still a little bit warm to get the effect.   Tip 2 Draw an X on your upper lip first , then put the…
  • Top 10 Unheard Of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

    top10 contributor
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Agatha Christie once famously said, “The simplest explanation is always the most likely.” However, when catastrophic events happens in our lives, simple explanations just don’t cut it. People look to and come up with conspiracy theories as explanations. The attack on the world trade center has remained to be a mystery, prompting many theories to crop up in trying to explain what could have led to the unfolding. There have been lots of people who have come up with some theories that have tried to differ with the notion that the attack could have been down to the revenge…
  • Top 10 Craziest Coincidences of All Time

    top10 contributor
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    There are various coincidences that have happened, but very few of them became so shocking as these ones. The following are the top ten craziest coincidences of all time.   10. Poker Luck In 1858, Robert Fallon was fatally shot, an act of vengeance by those with whom he enjoyed to play poker. Fallon had won the $600 pot via cheating. With Fallon’s seat empty and no other person willing to grab the $600, they found a new player to take Fallon’s place and staked him with Fallon’s money. By the time the police had arrived to investigate the killing, the new player had turned the…
 
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    Phactual

  • 100 Years Since Typhoid Mary’s Last Quarantine: What We’ve Learned

    Agent Bedhead
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    100 years ago this week, Mary Mallon was placed into her final quarantine where she remained until her death 25 years later. You know Mallon better by her nickname, Typhoid Mary. She was an Irish immigrant who worked as a cook in the early 1900s. Although Mary never displayed symptoms of typhoid, she managed to infect around 50 people during her tenure as a cook. Mary was quarantined twice and always maintained she wasn’t contagious, despite all of the typhoid infections that followed her every move. Scientists never understood how Mary was able to infect so many people without growing…
  • 18 Facts About Rocky I, II, And III

    Lawrence Taylor
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    The Rocky franchise is the only one of its kind, a franchise that began with a Best Picture winner and gradually declined over the next three decades. Sylvester Stallone’s underdog boxer tale was strong and emotional, then a little hokey, but always remained entertaining no matter how corny it became. Everyone has seen and most appreciate Rocky, then in my opinion Rocky II is the least remembered out of all six films. Rocky III, while some of that glossy nature began creeping in, was still highly emotional and bolstered by a strong villain in Mr. T’s Clubber Lang. Here are a…
  • Our Early Solar System: Did Jupiter Come In Like A Wrecking Ball?

    Agent Bedhead
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Jupiter may have played a formative role in the development of our solar system. A new theory holds that the gas giant may have swung like a pendulum around our Sun billions of years ago. It follows that Jupiter would have wreaked havoc on many planetary bodies, crushing them into dust that fell into the Sun. Sounds crazy, right? Via the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a paper from the University of California Santa Cruz poses the amazing theory that the inner portions of the solar system once contained numerous planets, which no longer exist today. These bodies would have…
  • 12 TV Shows Based on Movies

    Rudie Obias
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Sometimes Hollywood draws inspiration from movies for new TV shows. Sometimes TV writers and producers just want to explore the back story of interesting and popular movie characters. Here are 12 TV shows based on movies. 1. Bates Motel In 2013, A&E launched a new TV show based on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film Psycho. Bates Motel is a prequel series that explores a young Norman Bates’ strange relationship with his mother. 2. Stargate SG-1 While Stargate wasn’t the big blockbuster MGM was hoping for, the movie did spinoff three very successful TV shows, starting…
  • 19 Things to Know About Marvel Hero Jubilee

    Eric Godfrey
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    I’m Jubilee, I blow stuff up. The X-Men Apocalypse movie is moving ahead and will be bringing plenty of new mutant faces to the movie. One of the most interesting inclusions will be an X-Man that seems out of nowhere, Jubilee. To fans of the comics and old cartoon show the reaction seemed to be “her?” Here’s a look at the comic history of the X-Men’s resident sidekick and mallrat Jubilee.   1.  Jubilee’s real name is (seriously) Jubilation Lee, because comics have high standards for the real names of superheroes. 2.  Her comic creators were Chris Claremont…
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