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    Braingle's Newest Trivia Quizzes
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    See if you can match the quote with the movie it's from. Some are tricky, so good luck! Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Sep 01, 2015)

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    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    On Six Feet The following riddle was originally printed in 1867 in "London Society". On six feet, I am a noxious drink, Of whose effects you shudder to think. Change only my second foot, and then You convert me into a horrible den Where the culprit, who gave the noxious drink, Awaits the fate of which you shudder to think. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Sep 01, 2015)

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    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Crazy Candy Quiz When it comes to candy, are you a Smartie or a Dum-Dum? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Stygian

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    styg-i-an adj :: Extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding. "Here and there the brilliant rays penetrated to earth, but for the most part they only served to accentuate the Stygian blackness of the jungle's depths." --Burroughs, Edgar Rice
  • Words With OL

    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Five words that contain OL as a letter pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words? **OL*, *OL***, **OL**, ***OL*, **OL*** Pool: A, A, C, C, D, E, E, E, E, F, G, H, I, I, J, N, R, T, V, W Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Sep 01, 2015)

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    On Six Feet The following riddle was originally printed in 1867 in "London Society". On six feet, I am a noxious drink, Of whose effects you shudder to think. Change only my second foot, and then You convert me into a horrible den Where the culprit, who gave the noxious drink, Awaits the fate of which you shudder to think. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Aug 31, 2015

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Letter Multiplication If E times ILE equals BANISH, and TE times T equals BOOK, what does TO times IN equal? A. BREATH B. TEASER C. RUTABAGA D. POISON E. COPPER Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Stygian

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    styg-i-an adj :: Extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding. "Here and there the brilliant rays penetrated to earth, but for the most part they only served to accentuate the Stygian blackness of the jungle's depths." --Burroughs, Edgar Rice
  • Creativity : Mind Dump

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Have you ever had the feeling that your mind is too cluttered to concentrate on a particular task? If so, this little exercise will help clear out your thoughts. Get a pad of paper and start writing down everything that is on your mind. Include everything that you need to do, everything that is bothering you, everything that worries you, anything you regret, wishes, hopes, etc. Put it all down on the paper. Don't stop until you can't think of anything else. This has the effect of clearing out your mental closet. With a list of everything that you are thinking about, you'll be able to set…
  • Memory : Rhymes to Remember

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Finish this sentence, "Fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus..." Almost everybody knows this little rhyme to help remember when Columbus discovered America (answer: "... sailed the ocean blue"). You probably learned this fact several years ago, and you will always remember it because it has been imprinted into your memory using a rhyme. You can use this technique to help you remember things in your daily life. For example, if you need to remember that you have a doctor's appointment, you could remember the phrase, "When I put on my sock, remember the doc." Now, every morning when you put…
 
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • Words With OL

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Five words that contain OL as a letter pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words? **OL*, *OL***, **OL**, ***OL*, **OL*** Pool: A, A, C, C, D, E, E, E, E, F, G, H, I, I, J, N, R, T, V, W Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Split Anagrams 4

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You are given a pool of ten 3-letter words. Your job is to use all of the words in the pool to create five pairs of words such that each pair can be anagrammed into a 6-letter word. Example: nod + rug = ground. Pool: air, and, ape, due, gut, lob, nag, now, rod, rut Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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    Braingle's Newest Trivia Quizzes

  • Memorable Movie Quotes

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    See if you can match the quote with the movie it's from. Some are tricky, so good luck! Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Munificent Microbes

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Don't be too quick to dismiss these tiny creatures! Bacteria and other small organisms are a vital part of our lives, whether we recognize them or not. Can you name the microbes that are involved in these everyday processes? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:11 am
    Question for September 1, 2015:Watching what movie ultimately sends the Japanese title character in “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter” on a trip to the U.S.? Previous question and answer:What movie character gathers "weather reports" from a prison inmate named Sally Tomato?A: HOLLY GOLIGHTLY in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    Question for August 31, 2015:What movie character gathers "weather reports" from a prison inmate named Sally Tomato?Previous question and answer:What child star was discovered by cinematographer James Wong Howe?A: QUINN CUMMINGS
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:23 am
    Question for August 28, 2015:What child star was discovered by cinematographer James Wong Howe?Previous question and answer:What actor, with ties to “Star Trek,” is the son of a cast member of the British TV series “UFO”? A: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. Cumberbatch played Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness," and his mother, Wanda Ventham, played Col. Virginia Lake on "UFO."
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    Question for August 27, 2015:What actor, with ties to “Star Trek,” is the son of a cast member of the British TV series “UFO”? Previous question and answer:What metal was used in the construction of the Silver Samurai's armor in the movie "The Wolverine"?A: ADAMANTIUM
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    Question for August 26, 2015:What metal was used in the construction of the Silver Samurai's armor in the movie "The Wolverine"?Previous question and answer:Country singer Jace Everett sang the theme song for what popular HBO TV series? A: "TRUE BLOOD."  The song is titled "Bad Things."
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  • Missing swimmers

    Ken Jennings
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Noooo, today’s “Tuesday Trivia” e-mail went out with an unfinished sentence. Luckily, the missing information was one of last week’s answers, not this week’s questions. So it was more of an unfortunate cliffhanger than a fatal glitch. Still, first time I’ve straight up omitted an answer in almost ten years. The missing word in the answer to last week’s question 5 is “sperm.” Sorry I forgot to add the “sperm.” (For the record, the question concerned the type of whale that’s the world’s largest toothed animal.) If you…
  • Good night sweet prince

    Ken Jennings
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Apologies for the weird formatting on this blog for the last week or so. WordPress did me the cool favor of auto-updating, but for some reason thought I’d want my old site theme deleted. Thanks hosting company! Speaking of lack of updates: I learned (belatedly) a few months ago that Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide is dead. The venerable paperback reference book (first published in 1969!) was once ubiquitous, but sales had declined sharply in recent years, and Leonard says last December’s 2015 guide will be its final edition ever. It’s tempting to call this karma for…
  • Wordplay Wednesday

    Ken Jennings
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Making its long-awaited return! Tough one. What do these words have in common? CASH IKE LOLA LUCINDA NARCISSUS SODA Updated to add: Bill solved this first, as you will see if you look up the answer here.
  • Does the Popemobile stop on red?

    Ken Jennings
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    I didn’t mean to take the summer off from the blog. It just happened, mostly because we were traveling a lot. Sorry. I got an email over the weekend from an 8-year-old named Riley who wanted to fact-check something in the first of my Junior Genius Guides, the “Maps and Geography” one. I had written that Thimphu, Bhutan is the only world capital without traffic lights. Instead, busy intersections there are controlled by policemen who direct traffic with graceful, dance-like movements. This factoid came straight from Bhutan’s official national tourism bureau, so I felt…
  • A very particular set of skills

    Ken Jennings
    28 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    A couple weeks ago, I linked to David Goldenberg’s piece on FiveThirtyEight.com analyzing the likelihood (or not) of another long Jeopardy! streak like mine. The article must have gotten plenty of clicks, because less than a week later, FiveThirtyEight ran a Slate-pitchy counterpoint follow-up by Benjamin Morris: actually, Morris argues, my streak is more beatable than it seems. This may very well be. Morris’s most convincing point is that we only have a decade or so of post-five-game-limit Jeopardy! data, whereas we’ve had more than seventy years to realize that Joe…
 
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    Family Life Magazine

  • Using ribbons as house decorations

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    Furnishing your new house or redecorating your current crib is most of the times a difficult process. Interior design is an extremely complex field and as same as in fashion, trends change very fast when it comes to house accessories and furniture. However, decorating your house should not have the sole purpose of making it look great, but also of transforming it into a comfortable place for your family and a welcoming location for your guests. If you want to get a neat result without having to invest a lot of money, you will have to consider changing the aspect of the space by adding various…
  • The benefits of tilt and turn windows

    admin
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    When building or remodeling a home, the choice of windows is extremely important, because they are not just an accessory or something you look out of to admire the scenery. On the contrary, windows have a crucial role in providing comfort and safety for the entire family, so you should invest both time and money in them. Do not settle on the cheapest option you can find, because you will regret it within a week. More expensive options, such as tilt and turn windows, are worth every penny and they can provide many invaluable benefits. These are the top reasons why you should invest in quality…
  • Common applications for dental bonding

    admin
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Dental bonding procedures are very popular these days as they are a cost effective solution for many problems. The resin material used to fill the spaces in teeth can be adjusted to the colour of the patient’s denture, making this one of the most common and practical denture procedures. These are the situations in which dental bonding services, such as the ones from http://www.accoladedental.com are needed: [See image gallery at www.answerblip.com] Cracked teeth Cracks can occur when you bite down on a hard object. Most of the times this happens when because of lacking the proper tools,…
  • 3 Lush ideas for a girl’s garage

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    There is more to a garage than simple storage space. It can easily be turned into a great relaxation space, both for you and your children. You might be wondering how exactly one could turn a space that has been used only for storage purposes into a room your daughter, for instance, would see as her own. The secret is décor, a targeted décor that speaks much about your daughter’s passions. Still, there is only one problem. If you give up your garage to offer your daughter a space of her own, where will you store all those things deposited there? So, here are three ideas for garage…
  • Top three kitchen utensils you need to own!

    admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Every kitchen needs to be adequately decorated with various appliances that promise to do all the work for you and of course a few nifty utensils. It is true that nothing comes for free, which is why you will end up spending a lot of money, if you take your job as a chef seriously. The truth is that all those advertising campaigns keep on telling you about pieces of equipment that will do your work for you. Even though these are great additions to any kitchen, they do not represent those essential tools any chef should own. So, to unravel the mystery, here are the three tools you should…
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    Don't Believe That!

  • Blood is Blue until Exposed to Air

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Blood is blue until exposed to air. Don’t Believe That! Most of us first heard this one in grade school – and it makes a lot of sense to an eight-year-old. The “evidence” was, after all, right there before your eyes: just look at blue color of the veins in your wrist. A surprising number of people continue to believe this myth into adulthood. There’s even a scientific-sounding explanation for our grownup minds: blood flowing through veins toward the heart is blue because it has no oxygen; oxygenated blood flowing away from the heart, through arteries, is red. It doesn’t help that…
  • Buddhists Worship Buddha

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    21 Aug 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Buddhists worship Buddha. Don’t Believe That! Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Gautama Buddha or more commonly as just “The Buddha” is a central figure of Buddhism. He is recognized as a great teacher but did not claim to be a god and is not worshipped by Buddhists. The Buddha (meaning the “awakened” or “enlightened” one) is believed to have lived in northern India sometime between 563 B.C. and 400 B.C. Verifiable details of his life are scarce. His teachings were passed down verbally for generations but not written down until four centuries after his death. The Buddha was born…
  • Tomatoes are Vegetables

    admin
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    Tomatoes are vegetables. Don’t believe that! Tomatoes are unlikely be included in your next fruit salad because they’re not sweet, but scientifically are still classified as a fruit for one reason: they contain seeds. Fruits in fact are the very means by which fruit-bearing plants disseminate their seeds. Plants have evolved to produce tasty fruit, increasing the odds of being eaten by animals or humans, thus dispersing the seeds and propagating new plants. Tomatoes are typically regarded as vegetables, especially in culinary use, but this is just a function of their savory, rather than…
  • The Speed of Light is Constant

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The speed of light is constant. Don’t believe that! Firstly, the speed of light has nothing to do with light itself. It might more accurately be called the “cosmic speed limit” as it represents the fastest speed that anything can move in our universe. The reason light can reach this speed is because it is carried by photons, which have no mass. Objects that have mass, any mass at all, would require an infinite amount of energy to accelerate them to the speed of light (thanks, Einstein!), which is not possible. Photons not only transmit the visible light spectrum but all electromagnetic…
  • Henry Ford Invented the Automobile

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    30 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Henry Ford invented the automobile. Don’t believe that! Henry Ford’s name is synonymous with the automobile, certainly in the United States, and he is usually credited with its invention, and is often credited for developing the internal combustion engine and assembly line, as well. But, all of these things were around long before Ford. Early versions of the “assembly line” have existed for hundreds of years. For example, in the early 12th century, Italian military ships were assembled in Venetian canals, with different stages of construction being performed as the ship passed each…
 
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