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  • Daily Trivia Quiz for May 04, 2015

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Lord of the Rings: Hobbits and Their Habits From the small but brave race of hobbits come four characters that play a large part in J.R.R. Tolkiens's "The Lord of the Rings". How much do you know about them, and hobbits in general? WARNING: All questions are taken straight from the book, and may or may not have been included in the movies. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (May 05, 2015)

    Braingle's Teasers
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Time Is The Capital II What has wings, But can not fly. Is enclosed, But can outside also lie. Can open itself up, Or close itself away. Is the place of kings and queens, And doggerel of every means. What is it upon which I stand? Which can lead us to different lands. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (May 05, 2015)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    TV Theme Songs: "Monk" Test your knowledge of the TV theme lyrics of "Monk". Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Creativity : Take it Apart

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Elaborating on an existing idea is a great way to come up with new and better ideas. One way to do this is by taking an idea apart and looking at its components. By looking at one part at a time, you might be able to ignore your preconceived notions about the idea and come up with some interesting improvements. Start by listing the attributes of the idea. Just the act of listing the individual pieces will get your mind thinking about improvements or modifications. For example, if someone asked you to design a better bird feeder, you might be at a loss about where to start. It's a little…
  • Demonyms for Countries

    Braingle's Newest Trivia Quizzes
    2 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A demonym is the term that describes the people of a country. For example, people from England are called English, people from the United States of America are called American. How well do you know the demonyms for these countries? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (May 05, 2015)

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Time Is The Capital II What has wings, But can not fly. Is enclosed, But can outside also lie. Can open itself up, Or close itself away. Is the place of kings and queens, And doggerel of every means. What is it upon which I stand? Which can lead us to different lands. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for May 04, 2015

    3 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Jailer and Jeweler Fill in the blanks with four words, such that the first and the fourth are the same, while the second and the third are homonyms. A jailer _ _, and a jeweler _ _. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes

  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (May 05, 2015)

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    TV Theme Songs: "Monk" Test your knowledge of the TV theme lyrics of "Monk". Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Daily Trivia Quiz for May 04, 2015

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Lord of the Rings: Hobbits and Their Habits From the small but brave race of hobbits come four characters that play a large part in J.R.R. Tolkiens's "The Lord of the Rings". How much do you know about them, and hobbits in general? WARNING: All questions are taken straight from the book, and may or may not have been included in the movies. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Creativity : Take it Apart

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Elaborating on an existing idea is a great way to come up with new and better ideas. One way to do this is by taking an idea apart and looking at its components. By looking at one part at a time, you might be able to ignore your preconceived notions about the idea and come up with some interesting improvements. Start by listing the attributes of the idea. Just the act of listing the individual pieces will get your mind thinking about improvements or modifications. For example, if someone asked you to design a better bird feeder, you might be at a loss about where to start. It's a little…
  • Memory : Your Memory

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    "Your Memory : How It Works and How to Improve It" is an excellent book by Kenneth Higbee. He explains many different memory systems and how they can be applied to your daily needs. One exceptional quality of this book is that it objectively compares the different systems and discusses scientific research that has been conducted about memory. See this book at Amazon.com
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Simper

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    sim-per verb :: To give a silly, self-conscious or coy smile. "In Mary Ann there was a certain affected simper, and a craving for notice, that I was sorry to observe." --Bronte, Anne
 
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    Braingle's Newest Trivia Quizzes

  • Demonyms for Countries

    2 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A demonym is the term that describes the people of a country. For example, people from England are called English, people from the United States of America are called American. How well do you know the demonyms for these countries? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions

    2 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    How much can you recall from these games? Can you remember the characters? Can you remember the plot? Can you remember those small, little details that you probably forgot? This quiz test will test these things and more. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • The Actinides

    2 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The actinides are the 15 elements on the lower row of the rare earth element blocks of the periodic table. They are all radioactive, and only four occur naturally. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    5 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    Question for May 5, 2015:Which character on "Thunderbirds" designed the machines used by International Rescue?Previous question and answer:What “Star Wars” cast member appeared in a series of road safety films as The Green Cross Man?A: DAVID PROWSE
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Question for May 4, 2015:What “Star Wars” cast member appeared in a series of road safety films as The Green Cross Man? Previous question and answer:What actress was the final person to testify on behalf of John Lennon in his long-running immigration court battle with the U.S. before he won his green card in 1975? A: GLORIA SWANSON
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    1 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Question for May 1, 2015:What actress was the final person to testify on behalf of John Lennon in his long-running immigration court battle with the U.S. before he won his green card in 1975? Previous question and answer:What actor was the third permanent host of the musical TV show "Soul Train"?A: SHEMAR MOORE
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Question for April 30, 2015:What actor was the third permanent host of the musical TV show "Soul Train"?Previous question and answer:What group recorded a 2000 concept album of songs inspired by the 37th President of the US?A: LAMBCHOP with "Nixon"
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Question for April 29, 2015:What group recorded a 2000 concept album of songs inspired by the 37th President of the US?Previous question and answer:Who sang “New York, New York” at the July 4, 1986 ceremony marking the rededication of the Statue of Liberty? A: LIZA MINNELLI
 
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  • Two short videos

    Ken Jennings
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Two things of minor interest if you’re minorly interested in this sort of thing. Here’s a new TV ad that I made for American Online. It’s only airing in the market(s) where the company is testing this new “Assist by AOL” product. Minnesota, I think. The room where actress Megan Duffy and I are standing is actually a single set, complete with a half-clock, half-vase-of-flowers, etc. MOVIE MAGIC. This one will take a little more explanation. Here’s a popular web video of a 20,000-mile straight-line sea route between Pakistan and Siberia. After this video made…
  • Historia Trivialis

    Ken Jennings
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It’s somehow been ten years since I was putting together my first book, Brainiac. Much of the book is an attempt to reconstruct the secret history of trivia from all kinds of disparate sources: Victorian “commonplace books,” U.S. Army intelligence testing, the crossword puzzle fad, Baby Boomer nostalgia…the ancestors of trivia come from all over the place. But maybe I didn’t go back for enough. This week I’ve been reading selections from the Natural History of Pliny the Elder. This Roman work, a summary of all of Pliny’s scholarly understanding about…
  • 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? Edited to add: I was surprised there was one city like this…and in fact, there are two! skullturfq and Neel Mehta came up with them first on this thread.
  • 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.
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    Mental Floss

  • A Cure for Procrastination? Think of the Future in Days, Not Years

    Shaunacy Ferro
    5 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    How good we are at preparing for the future depends on when, exactly, we envision the future being. Procrastinators waste time until the last possible second before getting down to business. Thus, minimizing procrastination might just be a matter of tricking your mind into thinking that second is now.  In a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that manipulating the metric by which the future is measured—in years, months, or days—can change how people prepare for that future. In several different tests, participants perceived the future as much more…
  • 6 Tips for a Better Margarita

    Erin McCarthy
    5 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Chances are, you’ll be throwing back a margarita or two once the clock strikes 5 p.m. (Or maybe even earlier—we’re not judging!) We asked Estaban Ordonez, a consultant at International Cocktail Group and Manhattan’s Church Street Tavern, for a few tips that will help you take your margaritas to the next level—all summer long. 1. MAKE SURE YOU’RE ADDING ENOUGH—BUT NOT TOO MUCH—OF YOUR INGREDIENTS. The most common mistake people make when mixing a margarita is adding way too much lime juice. “Generally, everyone says equal parts tequila and lime,”…
  • The World's Loneliest ATM is in Antarctica

    Jake Rossen
    5 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Despite the frigid temperatures, ornery elephant seals, and months of perpetual darkness, Antarctica is still a place where money matters. That’s where Wells Fargo comes in. The banking conglomerate installed an automatic teller machine (ATM) back in 1998 at McMurdo Station, the largest science hub on the continent. Depending on the season, McMurdo’s population ranges from 250 to more than 1000. And like any small community, commerce is crucial. In order to patronize the coffee shops, general stores, bars, or post office, money is exchanged in what amounts to a closed economy. Some places…
  • How 3D Printing Could Save Wild Animals

    Lindsay Fendt
    5 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The injured toucan arrived at veterinarian Carmen Soto's office like so many others: Beaten, emaciated and near death. The toucan, which had been attacked by a group of teenagers, spent his first few days at the ZooAve rescue center in Costa Rica’s Central Valley fighting for his life. “He was covered in blood and in a lot of pain,” Soto says. “He couldn’t feed himself because the entire top half of his beak had been knocked off."  Soto and her team nursed the toucan back to health and gave him a name—Grecia—for the small mountain village in which he was found. Then, they…
  • 6 Facts About the Name Charlotte

    Arika Okrent
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Britain got a new princess this weekend, and her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, named her Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Many people were thrilled at the news, but bookmakers took it hard. Charlotte had been a late favorite in betting, and the announcement left them confronted with a million pound payout. Nearly everyone else, however, loves the name, proclaiming it beautiful and perfect for a princess. Here are six facts, besides its prettiness, about the name Charlotte. 1. IT’S MORE POPULAR THAN IT’S EVER BEEN. In the U.S., at least. In 2013, the most recent year for name data…
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    Family Life Magazine

  • Questions you should ask before having orthopaedic surgery

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    Orthopaedic surgery is a major medical procedure by which a professional, certified orthopaedist attempts to fix musculoskeletal issues and eliminate the pain associated with sports injuries, trauma or degenerative diseases. Because the procedure can be quite complicated, it is essential that all patients be informed and ask their orthopaedic surgeon in Sydney several questions in advance. Here are some aspects that your conversation should touch upon and why it’s important for you to know the answer. What does the procedure involve? What about non-surgical alternatives? Most patients are…
  • How to choose your Ottawa car accident lawyer

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    When you have been involved in a car accident, the next step is to hire an Ottawa car accident lawyer who can represent your interests and help you obtain a fair compensation. By choosing the right lawyer, you will have the peace of mind that your case obtains an advantageous settlement and you will have a positive outcome on this entire unfortunate situation. To this extent, the first aspect you should base your choice on is experience. When a lawyer has been in the field for at least a few years, he will understand the process, know the judges and offer you the best possible legal…
  • Physiotherapy for senior citizens – encouraging mobility

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    Physical therapy promotes non drug treatment of various health problems such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, traumatisms, knee, back, shoulder and wrist pain, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, vertigo and multiple sclerosis. The population segment more prone to develop these health disorders is without doubts the senior citizens. It is therefore safe to assume that physiotherapy can change the life of an elderly person and ensure prolonged well being. The simplest procedures can improve the strength and endurance of the patients, while the goal of the treatment is to help reduce…
  • Why do people buy second hand cars?

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Many people have noticed that new cars are no longer popular among clients, not as they used to be, at least. Perhaps you remember that a while back, the prices on the automotive market simply skyrocketed and clients were willing to pay any sum of money, just to own the car of their dreams. Some even made loans to make sure that their desire will be fulfilled. Salesmen could double their monthly income just from their commissions alone. However, things have changed drastically since then. Today, buyers seem to be highly concerned with   second hand vehicles, as these fit in with their…
  • Educating your kids on sexuality

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Being married is difficult. Couples all agree that having a happy marriage is hard work. You have to be patient, to be able to make compromises, to put your partner’s happiness first. Many people find these demands difficult and hard to accomplish, which only leads to the growth of the divorce rate. Even though the number of people getting divorced is alarmingly high, this should not discourage you from getting married, nor from fighting to keep your marriage on the right track. The reality is that all couples encounter issues in their marriages, problems that make it difficult for some of…
 
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    Mix Top Ten Lists

  • Top 10 Most Shocking Secret Weapons That Exist

    top10 contributor
    2 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    “Permit me not to languish out my days, But make the best exchange of life for praise. This arm, this lance, can well dispute the prize; And the blood follows, where the weapon flies” – Virgil, from the Aeneid We have always been driven to anger and fight since the birth of mankind. The dark side of humans have always been fighting and been in wars. The use of weaponry in fights and wars has had its distinct and monotonous tastes. Here are ten of the most shocking weapons to have ever existed.   10. Fly Spies They say that flies on the wall see everything and now they have been…
  • Top 10 Famous Satirists

    top10 contributor
    2 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Satire is a one of the best forms of humor, responsible for holding people and societies together. Good satire offers many chances of getting inspired. Here are the top 10 greatest satirists to have ever lived. As with so many lists, that last sentence requires the caveat ‘In my opinion.’ If you think I missed anyone, pop them in the comments.   10. Erasmus He was one of the greatest influencers of the European Renaissance era and an establisher of the reformation period, who is known for his collection of biblical texts. Erasmus emphasized a middle way and had respect for…
  • Top 10 Racist Celebrity Rants

    top10 contributor
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    Sometimes we are so busy loving our favourite celebrities for their larger-than-life and great personalities (and budgets) that we tend to forget to think of them as what they are: real people who make mistakes. Real big flaws, as you’ll see in this list of 10 racist celebrity ranks. What do you think? Has your opinion changed? 10. Michael Jackson Michael Jackson took narcissistic conspiracy theories to another level when he accused Jewish people of plotting his financial downfall. Certainly, his ranch, legal bills and Invincible money pit had nothing to do with it. The beloved King of…
  • Top 10 Dreadful Facts about Pollution

    top10 contributor
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Everyone on earth knows that pollution is harmful to you health. The effects of pollution can have devastating effects on your health as well as the environment. Here is an interesting way to analyze how pollution is gradually causing so many deaths worldwide. One may even to fail to count the effects of pollution and the striking figures floating around this environmental issue. Here are ten appalling facts about pollution you should know:   Fact #10 Every year, over 14 billion lbs of garbage is dumped into our oceans. The majority of the stuff is plastic, which is toxic to marine life.
  • Top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in the World

    top10 contributor
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Here are top 10 largest shopping mall in the world. A shopping mall, shopping centre, shopping arcade, shopping precinct or simply mall is one or more buildings forming a complex of shops representing merchandisers, with interconnecting walkways enabling visitors to easily walk from unit to unit, along with a parking area, a modern, indoor version of the traditional marketplace.   10. The Dubai Mall – 350,000 m² The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the…
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    Phactual

  • 5 Classic Songs Too Scandalous For Today

    Jess Hicks
    4 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Political correctness has never been more dominate in society and for better or worse, we can’t deny that these catchy songs deliver an awkward message. “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)” by The Crystals (1962) The Offending Lyric: “He hit me (da-da-da-ah) and it felt like a kiss (felt like a kiss)/He hit me (da-da-da-ah) and I knew he loved me/If he didn’t care for me, I could have never made him mad/But he hit me (da-da-da-ah) and I was glad” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f20Oz9Yr_So “That’s the Way Boys Are” by Lesley Gore (1964)…
  • 15 Unforgettable Quotes from The Princess Bride

    Monica Beyer
    4 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The 1987 film, The Princess Bride, has become a legendary masterpiece of sorts, with tons of quotable material. Keep these phrases on hand for an instant dose of awesome. “As you wish.” — Westley “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” — Inigo Montoya “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — Inigo Montoya “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…” — The Impressive Clergyman “I’ll explain and…
  • Cinco De Mayo: More Of A U.S. Tradition Than A Mexican Holiday

    Agent Bedhead
    4 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Cinco de Mayo madness shall soon set upon us with tequila-soaked parties and traditional Mexican dancing to boot. Most people think of this occasion as an excuse to mix up a margarita on a weekday, but the holiday’s history shouldn’t be ignored. 1. Point-blank translation: Cinco de Mayo translates from Spanish to “the fifth of May.” 2. The holiday commemorates a Mexican battle: Cinco de Mayo marks the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. During the fight, a “rag-tag” gathering of 2,000 Mexican soldiers fended off 5,000 French soldiers. When…
  • 9 Failed Celebrity Businesses

    Rudie Obias
    4 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    While celebrities are successful in life, sometime they’re not the best at expanding their reach to the general public. Name recognition can only go so far and having a good business model is still very important. Here are 9 failed celebrity businesses. Flav’s Fried Chicken. In 2011, Flavor Flav opened a fried chicken restaurant to rival KFC. It was called Flav’s Fried Chicken, but only lasted for three months before it closed its doors forever. Apparently, the fast food restaurant was mismanaged. Shaq-Fu. During the 90s, Shaquille O’Neal tried his hand in acting, rapping,…
  • Historical Inaccuracies: Michael Bay’s ‘Pearl Harbor’ (2001)

    Jess Hicks
    4 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Full disclosure: When this movie came out and I was 11 years old, I thought it was great and Josh Hartnett was just so dreamy! However, this movie does not hold up and its historical flubs are just too much to overlook. In an opening scene, a crop dusting plane is shown flying over cotton fields in 1923 but the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn’t issue these dusters until 1926. Ben Affleck’s character joins the Eagle Squadron, but US airmen were traditionally forbade to join. Affleck’s Spitfire has “RF” as an insignia. This was the insignia for the No. 303…
 
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