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Why Do Truck Drivers Say “10-4”?

“10-4” isn’t any quicker than saying “OK.” But it is a storied trucker tradition.

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25 World Facts You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know

Impress your friends with these nuggets of world facts, and you'll get smarter as well. World is full of wonderment!

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The Reason Why Ships Are Often Painted Red on the Bottom | Mental Floss

No matter the color of a vessel, the hull below the water line is often painted red. The reason has something to do with worms.

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Can You Answer the Jeopardy! Clues James Holzhauer Couldn’t?

James Holzhauer has been dominating the “Jeopardy!” game play since debuting a few weeks ago. Here are the questions he incorrectly answered, see if you can attempt to get them right yourself.

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HQ Trivia will run some games without cash prizes - The Verge

HQ held a game in which players were only awarded points when they won, instead of cash. The company says it’s experimenting with different prizes and will give out more cash than it ever has before.

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HQ Trivia Doesn't Always Pay Players Their Winnings And Won't Say Why

For months, players in HQ Trivia, a trivia app that offers cash prizes, say they have been having issues getting their money.

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135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.

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Things You Didn't Know About The Terminator Movies (Page 2)

When it comes to film franchises, Terminator is one of the best. From the original, all the way through to Terminator Genysis, action film fans can't get (Page 2)

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Star Wars Secrets: Episode IV - A New Hope

Star Wars Secrets: Episode IV - A New Hope - Just when you thought that you know everything about Star Wars, here are 30 new and amazing true stories. Wow!

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This Man Had the Longest Birthday Ever

Sven Hagemeier celebrated his 26th birthday for an incredible 46 hours by flying from Auckland to Brisbane, then back in time to Hawaii across the International Date Line. He had worked out that during those 46 hours, he would only have to spend around 13 of them in the air.

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Why Does 'Terrible' Mean Bad and 'Terrific' Mean Good? | Mental Floss

Terrible and terrific both come from terror. And they both used to mean terror-inducing. So how did they end up meaning such different things? Here's the story of how terrific and terrible became terrific and terrible.

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Bubble Wrap is dead, long live Bubble Wrap

Yesterday we learned some horrible news: Sealed Air, the company that makes Bubble Wrap, is rolling out a new version that doesn't pop. The reasoning behind this choice is sound. The version of...

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Mad Max Trivia | Fun Facts About Mad Max Movies

The original Mad Max trilogy did a whole lot in the way of action movies. It redefined the chase scene, it brought a very specific style to the mainstream (inspiring not ...

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The Secret Origin of 7 Extremely Important Actions

From high-fives to air quotes, these smooth moves had to start somewhere.

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A red-hot mobile game just cracked 130 million downloads

People are addicted to Trivia Crack.The app now has 13o million downloads, according to The Wall Street Journal. That's a significant jump from 100 million last month.

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The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets - The Atlantic

How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment

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Why Did Old Phone Numbers Start With Letters? | Mental Floss

On I Love Lucy, whenever Lucy or Ricky Ricardo gave out their phone number, they'd say it as, "Murray Hill 5-9975." Even though that may look and sound like gibberish to modern phone-users, it was perfectly normal at the time. Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do.

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What Makes "Fancy Ketchup" So Fancy? | Mental Floss

Consider the following ingredient lists:McDonald's Fancy Ketchup: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, natural flavors (vegetable source).Heinz: Tomato concentrate from red ripe t

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6 Products That Can Only Be Made in One Place - Neatorama

Champagne is a lie! Your sparkling wine doesn’t have to come from France to be authentic. Here are six products that can really only be produced in one place on the globe.1. Cowichan SweatersLong before it accompanied him on his many misadventur

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Why Does My Gadget Say It's December 31, 1969? | Mental Floss

If you’ve ever had the date on a cell phone or computer mysteriously switch to December 31, 1969, you may have thought it was simply random. However, the reason behind this odd glitch is a nice little tidbit of computer trivia.

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The best song about all 50 US states

Because Rick Ross knows Florida a lot better than Arlo Guthrie.

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The top 10 words invented by writers | Books | The Guardian

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites

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10 Coffee Facts From the Amazing Fact Generator | Mental Floss

Today is National Coffee Day, and many coffee shops are offering freebies. We've got the next best thing: coffee facts to read while you wait in line!

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Why Are Party Cups Red? | Mental Floss

You have enjoyed a liquid or two out of them (don't lie), but why are they red?

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17 Facts About The Harlem Globetrotters - Neatorama

The following is reprinted from the book Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar)Ever seen the Harlem Globetrotters play? Millions have. With tricks, acrobatics, and amazing basketball skills, they turned sports into