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10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

Why is the sky blue? What's relativity all about? If you're thinking, "something to do with light and physics and stuff," we have some short explanations for you.

    • 10 Bizarre Ways to Die

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      10 Bizarre Ways to Die

      There are a lot of ways to die. Some are just more interesting than others. For example, death by deodorant or death by underwire bra.

    • How Albert Einstein's Brain Worked

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      How Albert Einstein's Brain Worked

      E=mc2. The theory of relativity. An understanding of the speed of light. The idea that led to the completion of the atomic bomb. These ideas all came from one man's brain: Albert Einstein's.

    • 10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous

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      10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous

      Have you ever seen a TV ad for a product that was just so silly, you had to laugh -- then the item became an overnight sensation? Sometimes, people embrace the funniest things. Which made our list?

    • How Geniuses Work

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      How Geniuses Work

      Spotting a genius is pretty easy -- without a doubt, Einstein, Newton and Mozart all qualify. But exactly what makes a person a genius is harder to puzzle out.

    • How Military Snipers Work

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      How Military Snipers Work

      There's more to being a sniper than lining up your target in the crosshairs and pulling the trigger -- try lying in the same position for days at a time.

    • 10 of the Biggest Lies in History

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      10 of the Biggest Lies in History

      You don't look fat in those pants. I didn't copy off his paper. She's a natural blonde. I am not a crook. Lots of us lie, but what are the biggest fibs ever told?

    • Are carrots really good for your eyesight?

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      Are carrots really good for your eyesight?

      It's another one of those things your parents told you to persuade you to eat vegetables. But besides turning orange, if you ate a bunch of carrots, would you develop superhuman vision?

    • 10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

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      10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

      Eat right and exercise: It's no secret that those are the best ways to improve health and shed pounds, but often, people will go to crazy extremes to try to get slim. Would you ingest a parasite to fit into your skinny jeans?

    • How the Bermuda Triangle Works

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      How the Bermuda Triangle Works

      You won't find it on any official map, and you won't know when you cross the line, but according to some people, the Bermuda Triangle is a very real place where dozen of ships, planes and people have disappeared -- with no good explanation.

    • 10 Awesome New Inventions You'll Never Hear About

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      10 Awesome New Inventions You'll Never Hear About

      Despite all the Slinkies, Band-Aids and BIC pens out there, many patented inventions that push the boundaries of innovation will likely never see widespread use, like this car that’s grown organically and emits pure oxygen.

    • Fact or Fiction: Medical Old Wives' Tales

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      Fact or Fiction: Medical Old Wives' Tales

      In spite of highly developed medical technology and scientific research, old wives' tales continue to live on. We hear everything from the plausible "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" to the ridiculous "a cat can steal the breath from a baby's mouth." Think you can distinguish between the facts and the folklore?

    • Are there undiscovered people?

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      Are there undiscovered people?

      With today's technology and our destruction of the rainforests, is it really possible for a group of people to go undiscovered? And what exactly does "undiscovered" mean?

    • Is there a real way to lose belly fat?

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      Is there a real way to lose belly fat?

      When it comes to the battle of the bulge, many of us are losing -- especially in the waist area. Is there a healthy, safe way to get rid of belly fat?

    • Top 10 Improvements in Engine Design

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      Top 10 Improvements in Engine Design

      For more than 150 years, automotive engineers have been continually working on ways to refine and improve the internal combustion engine. These are 10 of the biggest and most significant engine improvements of all time.

    • How much do you know about Chrome?

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      How much do you know about Chrome?

      The Google Chrome Web browser is full of fun and useful features. How much do you know about Chrome? Surf through this quiz to find out!

    • 10 Things That Went Missing Without a Trace

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      10 Things That Went Missing Without a Trace

      What do Solomon Northup, George Washington's false teeth and the crew of Flight 19 have in common? They all vanished inexplicably. We'll unravel the mysterious stories behind these cases.

    • How can a rabbit tell me if I'm pregnant?

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      How can a rabbit tell me if I'm pregnant?

      The technology that brought us the modern home pregnancy test didn't just save women trips to the OB-GYN. It saved the lives of rabbits. These fluffy creatures do more than just assist magicians -- they can indicate pregnancy.

    • How can parts of Canada be 'missing' gravity?

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      How can parts of Canada be 'missing' gravity?

      For more than 40 years, scientists have tried to figure out what's causing large parts of Canada to be "missing" gravity. The force of gravity around Hudson Bay is lower than surrounding areas. Learn about two theories that may explain the phenomenon.

    • What if you never aged?

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      What if you never aged?

      Would you still be inclined to step up to the altar with your partner for life? Would you plod along on the same career path? You might not if we realize the dream of ageless, healthy human life.

    • BrainStuff: Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

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      BrainStuff: Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

      At first, it sounds crazy - wouldn't hot water take longer to freeze? Weirdly enough, the opposite is true. Join Lauren to learn more about a mystery that's puzzled humanity for centuries in this episode of BrainStuff.

    • Who owns the Internet?

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      Who owns the Internet?

      The Internet is a giant system made up of smaller systems. If it's one thing, does it have one owner? Is there some person or entity that controls it?

    • 10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

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      10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

      Flying and being invisible are NOT the only superpowers. What if you could freeze yourself and then reanimate? What if you could survive space without any help from NASA like tardigrades can? Time to introduce a few new superpowers into your arsenal.

    • How do dogs perceive time?

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      How do dogs perceive time?

      Leave your house for five minutes or eight hours and your dog will probably have the same wiggly response to your return. Do dogs sense the passing of time?

    • 10 Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs

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      10 Scientists Who Were Their Own Guinea Pigs

      People donate their bodies to science all the time, usually after death. Here, we highlight 10 scientists who experimented on themselves while they were still alive. Not always such a good idea, eh Dr. Jekyll?

    • 10 Failed Google Projects

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      10 Failed Google Projects

      Most people think of Google as a giant juggernaut of Internet success. But even the company behind the world's most popular search engine has had its share of blunders.

    • 10 Absolutely Worst Foods to Eat

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      10 Absolutely Worst Foods to Eat

      We all eat things we probably shouldn't, and that's OK from time to time. But there are some foods that are such nutrition bombs that even occasional indulgence isn't exactly wise.

    • 10 Ways to Make Money on the Side

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      10 Ways to Make Money on the Side

      With the exception of winning the lottery, making serious money takes time and effort. But there are legitimate ways to make extra cash to supplement your day job income. Check out 10 ways you can moonlight and end up with some dough to show for it.

    • Top 10 Famous Female Sideshow Freaks

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      Top 10 Famous Female Sideshow Freaks

      From the Two-headed Nightingale to the Baboon Lady, these 10 female sideshow freaks sure knew how to put on a show. But what were their real stories?

    • 10 Terrorist Plots That Failed

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      10 Terrorist Plots That Failed

      Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an estimated 54 other attacks on the U.S. have failed. And these are only the ones we know about. Some, like the underwear bomber and the shoe bomber, live on in infamy. Others are more obscure.

    • 10 Games That Take Minutes to Learn and a Lifetime to Master

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      10 Games That Take Minutes to Learn and a Lifetime to Master

      Games like chess and checkers have been around for centuries for a reason: They're very easy to learn but difficult to master. What other games make the cut for this list?

    • 5 Future Car Technologies That Truly Have a Chance

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      5 Future Car Technologies That Truly Have a Chance

      It's no secret that technology changes fast -- and the auto industry is no exception. So what's in store for future cars?

    • Top 10 Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks

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      Top 10 Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks

      If your Facebook status update reads, "Leaving for France!" you're not just gloating about your trip. You're letting everyone know that your house will be empty for about 10 days. Bad idea.

    • 10 Most Spectacular Lottery Burnouts

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      10 Most Spectacular Lottery Burnouts

      Winning the lottery seems part of everyone's daydream. But many winners say it actually becomes a nightmare. Why does it all go wrong? Here are some of the most spectacular flameouts we've come across.

    • 10 Ways to Break Into a House

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      10 Ways to Break Into a House

      You might be surprised at the tricks burglars can use to sneak inside your home. Not because they're so cunning, but because they're really quite simple. What should you be on the lookout for?

    • 10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

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      10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

      Don't eat after 7 p.m. Drink eight glasses of water each day. Organic food is better for you. Watch as we explode these and other well-worn food myths.

    • Top 10 Wizarding Fails

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      Top 10 Wizarding Fails

      In the hope of educating future wizards, we give you this sorcerer's hall of shame, populated by those who fell from grace, grasped for the stars or failed to leave the tarmac in the first place. How did your favorite wizard fare?

    • 10 Most Dangerous Places You Should Definitely Visit

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      10 Most Dangerous Places You Should Definitely Visit

      It isn't necessarily advisable to visit any of these areas. But then again, if you're willing to take the risk, you'll get to explore places most people will never have the guts to see.

    • 10 Shows That Changed TV Forever

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      10 Shows That Changed TV Forever

      The best TV shows change the way we think about news, sports, drama or comedy. Which ones have had the most impact on viewers or the medium?

    • 10 Real Events That Seem Like Hoaxes

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      10 Real Events That Seem Like Hoaxes

      Did you hear the one about Elvis meeting President Nixon to help the youth stay off drugs? Or 50 Cent performing at a bat mitzvah? These may sound like urban legends, but this time the events are all true.

    • 10 Bizarre Ways to Die

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      10 Bizarre Ways to Die

      There are a lot of ways to die. Some are just more interesting than others. For example, death by deodorant or death by underwire bra.

    • 10 Strange Facts About Atomic Clocks

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      10 Strange Facts About Atomic Clocks

      No, this clock won't blow up the planet. But it does use cesium and lasers to keep time so accurately that we had to change the definition of “second.” What else?

    • 5 Mind-blowing Backyard Playsets

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      5 Mind-blowing Backyard Playsets

      Yeah, swings are OK. But they're a whole lot more fun when they're paired with a replica of the Ghostbusters station. Or they hang from a tree house that puts the Swiss Family Robinson one to shame. Come see.

    • 10 Biggest Manhunts of All Time

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      10 Biggest Manhunts of All Time

      Sometimes the search for a fugitive can occupy a city. Other times, the hunt is fierce enough to dominate a nation, or even several countries. Which criminals can claim they spurred some of the craziest manhunts ever?

    • Top 5 Myths About the Internet

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      Top 5 Myths About the Internet

      For something so entrenched in our everyday lives, we sure don't know much about the Internet. That might explain all of the half-truths, falsehoods and straight-up myths that surround it. We happily deconstruct five of them here.

    • Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

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      Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

      Most adults leave the house every day to go to work and make money. But some people have found a way to run their own Internet businesses from home. You can do it, too.

    • 10 Addictive Games for iPad

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      10 Addictive Games for iPad

      Casual games are meant to be played for just a few minutes, but some are so addictive you end up playing for hours.

    • 10 Worst Ways to Die

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      10 Worst Ways to Die

      C'mon. You know you've thought about this. We have, too. Want to see how your list compares with ours?

    • 10 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

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      10 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

      Hate the idea of sheepishly handing out business cards to strangers while "selling yourself”? Try these tips for easing the pain.

    • American Landmarks

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      American Landmarks

      These American landmark pictures range from the natural wonders of the United States to famous works of architecture. How many of these landmarks have you visited?

    • Public Enemy Pictures

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      Public Enemy Pictures

      The bad, the worse and the worst. You name 'em, we've caught 'em. Check out some of the most notorious criminals in U.S. history, from gangsters to con men to bandits in love.

    • Mars Landing Pictures

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      Mars Landing Pictures

      NASA has an SUV-sized rover on Mars, and it’s sending new data back to Earth all the time. Landing Curiosity (and other rovers) on the red planet is no small affair. Check out these pictures of rovers and the extreme engineering that goes into a successful mission.

    • Bridge Pictures

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      Bridge Pictures

      Bridges are amazing displays of scientific engineering. This collection of pictures highlights some of the most spectacular structures ever created.

    • Timeline of Sex Pictures

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      Timeline of Sex Pictures

      The how-tos of sex haven't changed much over the ages, but our understanding of what's actually happening (and why) took off during the Renaissance. How have humanity's thoughts and beliefs about sex evolved throughout history?

    • Recession Pictures

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      Recession Pictures

      It may not be pretty, but recessions affect us all. So how do they occur? Trace the economy's path in the 21st century from subprime collapse to the mortgage crisis to the credit market crisis.

    • Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Pictures

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      Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Pictures

      Many areas were completely destroyed by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. Browse these haunting pictures of Japan's destruction following the earthquake and tsunami.

    • Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Fire Ring

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      Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Fire Ring

      What could be better than a cozy evening with friends gathered around your new fire pit? The tips in this interactive gallery can help you turn your toasted marshmallow dreams into an entertaining reality.

    • Car Safety Pictures

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      Car Safety Pictures

      Our car safety image gallery shows you car safety features, crash testing, and other technology intended to keep drivers and passengers safe. And some features you may not have heard about.

    • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Pictures

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      Alternative Fuel Vehicle Pictures

      From electricity to saltwater to air, these vehicles run on all kinds of things you'd never imagine as fuel. What might power your car in the near future?

    • Countries with Perfect Climates Pictures

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      Countries with Perfect Climates Pictures

      We found paradise! From rainforests to mountaintops we have uncovered the top countries with perfect climates. Take a look at these countries and their unique climates here.

    • Virtual Reality Pictures

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      Virtual Reality Pictures

      What do you think of when you hear the words virtual reality (VR)? A clunky helmet wired to a computer with thick cables? Or funky goggles and high-tech feedback gloves? Explore the many virtual reality applications and technologies.

    • Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Gazebo

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      Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Gazebo

      That romantic gazebo you’re envisioning can be transformed from a thought to a physical structure with a little planning and sweat equity. We’ve assembled tips and tricks to turn a pile of lumber and supplies into a shaded sanctuary.

    • Classic Muscle Car Pictures

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      Classic Muscle Car Pictures

      See pictures of everyone's favorite fast, powerful, gas guzzling cars from the '60s and '70s. They may not be eco-friendly, but they sure were fun while they lasted.

    • Awesome Architecture Image Gallery

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      Awesome Architecture Image Gallery

      From the Taj Mahal to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Fallingwater, flip through these beautiful examples of architecture.

    • Lighthouse Pictures

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      Lighthouse Pictures

      Lighthouses kept sailors safe from crashing their ships on rocky coasts -- until modern technology left them obsolete. Now many of them serve as museums or lodges.

    • Video Game System Pictures

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      Video Game System Pictures

      Video games have become an incredibly popular -- and diverse -- pastime since their introduction. Explore the history of video game systems, from the Atari to the Xbox 360.

    • Home Office Decor Pictures

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      Home Office Decor Pictures

      Home office decor pictures will give you insight into how other teleworkers design their work space. Check out these home office decor pictures to learn more.

    • Image Gallery: Inside a Nuclear Power Plant

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      Image Gallery: Inside a Nuclear Power Plant

      Tour the inside of a nuclear power plant with these illustrative diagrams to learn more about how nuclear power plants work.

    • Star Wars Pictures

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      Star Wars Pictures

      Star Wars' is one of the most successful movie franchises in cinema history. Follow the history of 'Star Wars' in this collection of images. Mind if we come along, too?

    • Laptop Pictures

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      Laptop Pictures

      Whether you are shopping for a new laptop or just curious about the latest technologies on the market, take a look at our image gallery.

    • iPhone Pictures

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      iPhone Pictures

      The release of any new iPhone version has people waiting in lines around the world. Take a look at the iPhone and its features in this image gallery.

    • Something to Talk About Pictures

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      Something to Talk About Pictures

      Sometimes it seems that men and women speak two different languages. It's hard to see eye to eye because of the vast differences in the ways men and women communicate. Click on to see pictures of something to talk about.

    • Time Measurement Pictures

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      Time Measurement Pictures

      Time measurement has changed dramatically over the centuries. From the sun dial to the digital watch, which pieces stand the test of time?

    • Transmission Pictures

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      Transmission Pictures

      Manual, automatic, sequential, dual-clutch -- these are just a sample of what you'll see in this image gallery. Check out pictures of all types of transmissions right here.

    • The Ultimate Eye Puzzles Quiz

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      The Ultimate Eye Puzzles Quiz

      Although eye puzzles, like those created by Magic Eye, were at the peak of their popularity in the 1990s, they still exist today. Test out your knowledge of this primitive 3-D technique with our eye puzzles quiz.

    • Fire Away! 'Star Wars' Missile Defense Quiz

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      Fire Away! 'Star Wars' Missile Defense Quiz

      In 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced a new plan for protecting against a nuclear strike: the Strategic Defense Initiative. Reagan's idea almost immediately earned the unwelcome nickname "Star Wars." How much do you know about the program?

    • Quiz: How do bomb-sniffing dogs work?

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      Quiz: How do bomb-sniffing dogs work?

      Your dog can roll over? Well, ours can sniff out a kilo of C-4. Take the bomb-sniffing dog quiz, and see if your score gets you a treat or the rolled-up newspaper.

    • Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast: Military Sniper Quiz

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      Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast: Military Sniper Quiz

      Military snipers have been great fodder for video games and movies, and they're just as interesting in reality. Test out your aim here on Stuff You Should Know's military sniper quiz.

    • Phone, Phones on the Range: The Ultimate Cell Phone Stats Quiz

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      Phone, Phones on the Range: The Ultimate Cell Phone Stats Quiz

      Can you guess how many texts your typical teen sends? Or how many cell phones are in the world? Take our challenge and see if you can pass without calling for help.

    • Fact or Fiction: Serial Killers

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      Fact or Fiction: Serial Killers

      Serial killers aren't always creepy loners who live with their mothers -- sometimes they're seemingly average churchgoers with wives and kids. How much do you know about the history of serial killers -- and would you know if one were living next door?

    • Are you wise about wands and wizards?

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      Are you wise about wands and wizards?

      Hey, Muggle: Think you know all there is to know about Harry Potter? You'll need a nip of Felix Felicis for luck if you hope to get full marks on this ultimate Harry Potter quiz.

    • Tech Talk: CPU Quiz

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      Tech Talk: CPU Quiz

      When you sit at your computer, browsing the Internet, playing video games and running word processors, it's easy to feel like you're in control. But have you ever thought about what really makes your desktop or laptop run?

    • On the Money: Test Your Knowledge on the World's Craziest Currencies

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      On the Money: Test Your Knowledge on the World's Craziest Currencies

      Humans have assigned value to all kinds of things through the ages, from stones to spices. There’s even money made for potential encounters with alien life. How much is the intergalactic value of a Space Quid? The answer may surprise you!

    • Car Smarts: Exotic Cars

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      Car Smarts: Exotic Cars

      Exotic cars inspire a legion of car enthusiasts to empty their wallets for a taste of life in the fast lane. Will you be at the front of the pack after racing through the exotic car quiz?

    • The Ultimate Serial Killer Quiz

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      The Ultimate Serial Killer Quiz

      The topic of murder stirs up fear in almost any context, and serial killing tends to multiply that fear to the nth degree. Test your knowledge with this serial killer quiz.

    • Facebook Facts and Fiction

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      Facebook Facts and Fiction

      With more than 1 billion members and counting, Facebook is one of the fastest-growing phenomena to come out of a college dorm room. What do you know about this plot to take over the world?

    • Do you know the most painless ways to save money?

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      Do you know the most painless ways to save money?

      If your disposable income always shrinks to a few lonely dollars before your next paycheck arrives, discovering a few painless ways to save money could make a big difference in your quality of life. This quiz will get you started.

    • The Ultimate McDonald's Quiz

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      The Ultimate McDonald's Quiz

      Loved for its deep-fried goodness and loathed for its cheap, fatty fare, McDonald's has become more than just a chain restaurant: It's a bona fide cultural icon. But it'll take more than a little McNugget know-how to pass the Ultimate McDonald's Quiz.

    • Stuff You Should Know's Ultimate Crime Scene Quiz

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      Stuff You Should Know's Ultimate Crime Scene Quiz

      If you listened to Josh and Chuck's trifecta of shows about crime scenes, then you should clean up on this quiz. What did you learn about blood spatter, photography and cleanup?

    • Seeing Red: Test Your Anger Knowledge

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      Seeing Red: Test Your Anger Knowledge

      So you've been passed over again at work for that promotion you wanted. You're so angry that you can't get any more work done today, so you've come to HowStuffWorks to spend the rest of the day doing quizzes. Maybe understanding anger might help you to relax!

    • Everyday Science: Volcano Quiz

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      Everyday Science: Volcano Quiz

      Fiery explosions, boiling lava, hot ash spewing everywhere -- total disaster is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think "volcano." And, yes, that is certainly a possibility. But do you know what’s really going on when a volcano erupts?

    • The Ultimate Master Key Quiz

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      The Ultimate Master Key Quiz

      Did you ever think why your door key opens only your lock, and each of your neighbors' keys opens only each of theirs -- but the superintendent can open everyone's locks? How many keys does he carry anyway? The key to this question is in this quiz.

    • Can you get fired for that?

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      Can you get fired for that?

      You might think your handlebar mustache is the epitome of cool, but your boss at the frozen yogurt shop disagrees. Can you get fired for personal flair? And if so, what other kinds of seemingly innocent behavior can get you sacked?

    • Gadget Savvy: Electric Motors Quiz

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      Gadget Savvy: Electric Motors Quiz

      Electric motors are inside all kinds of ordinary devices, using a power source to make motion. So what makes the motor go 'round?

    • This Land Is Your Land: The Citizenship Quiz

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      This Land Is Your Land: The Citizenship Quiz

      For people who never leave their native countries, citizenship is simple as pie -- you simply have to be born. But being a citizen entails a lot more than just living in a nation. Test your knowledge about what it means to be a citizen.

    • Fact or Fiction: Surviving an Animal Attack

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      Fact or Fiction: Surviving an Animal Attack

      What happens if you accidentally encounter an animal that feels threatened or frightened by you? What if it attacks? Take this quiz to see whether you've got what it takes to survive or if Mother Nature will reign supreme.

    • Stuff You Should Know's James Bond Quiz

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      Stuff You Should Know's James Bond Quiz

      James Bond is about as iconic as a movie (and book) character can be. Grab your exploding pen and let's see how you do on the ultimate Bond quiz. You might earn your license to kill.

    • Seeing Red: Which countries owe the most?

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      Seeing Red: Which countries owe the most?

      Since 2008, the global recession has threatened to topple the world's most developed and robust economies, and many wealthy nations are now saddled with burdensome debt loads. Test your knowledge of how the economic crisis has affected people from Reno to Reykjavik.

    • Baby Animal Puzzles

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      Baby Animal Puzzles

      Who can resist a baby animal -- or a puzzle? Find out how quickly you can piece together these puzzles of puppies, piglets and more seriously cute little guys.

    • Bike Build Game

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      Bike Build Game

      If you've ever wanted to build a bike from scratch, you're not alone. Try your hand at piecing together this motorcycle in the Bike Build Game. Once you have everything in place, you can see the real thing!

    • Home & Garden Puzzles

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      Home & Garden Puzzles

      Looking for your next DIY home and garden project? Try these home and garden puzzles and you might find fun and inspiration.

    • Addiction Solitaire

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      Addiction Solitaire

      Find out why this speedy variant of a classic card game is called "Addiction Solitaire."

    • Word Bubbles

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      Word Bubbles

      The Word Bubbles Game will challenge your verbal agility and put your vocabulary and memory to the test. How many words can you come up with?

    • Arctic Tri Peaks Solitaire

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      Arctic Tri Peaks Solitaire

      In this version of the classic solitaire game, you play through a mountain of cards, eliminating them as you go.

    • Crossword: Master

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      Crossword: Master

      Are you ready to master a crossword? Our online crossword will provide lots of challenging clues.

    • Cannon Challenge

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      Cannon Challenge

      Take charge of your own Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) Cannon, the revolutionary gun that represents the future of U.S. Field Artillery.

    • Lost in Migration

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      Lost in Migration

      Can you keep up with the flock? Do you remember in which direction it was heading? Exercise your brain and your attention span with Lost in Migration.

    • Currency Puzzles

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      Currency Puzzles

      You're great at spending it. Now let's see how expert you are turning all these puzzle pieces into a pile of cash. Ready, set, windfall!

    • Crossword: Regular

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      Crossword: Regular

      Looking for a relaxing crossword puzzle? Our crossword provides beginners with game play that will surely pique your interest.

    • Volcano Explorer

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      Volcano Explorer

      Volcanoes are pressure valves that release energy from deep within the Earth. Learn about different types of volcanoes and create your own virtual volcano with the Volcano Explorer. It may be the closest you ever get to playing with one.

    • Table Hockey Ultra

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      Table Hockey Ultra

      Enjoy a round of table hockey whenever you want with this online version of the popular arcade game. C'mon, stop that puck in its tracks.

    • Adventure Puzzles

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      Adventure Puzzles

      Whether you're into extreme sports, wilderness survival or good old-fashioned jet-setting, explore the planet as you make the pieces of these adventure puzzles fall into place.

    • Fairway Solitaire

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      Fairway Solitaire

      Are you a big fan of golf and solitaire? Then we have just the game for you. But don’t take our word for it. Swing away at Fairway solitaire.

    • Geography Puzzles

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      Geography Puzzles

      From raging rivers to towering mountains, the smallest countries to the biggest civilizations, explore our world by trying your hand at these geography puzzles.

    • Speed Match

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      Speed Match

      Speed Match may help you to think faster and improve your reaction time. All you have to do is remember and compare the symbols flashing on your screen in this fast-paced matching game.

    • Electronics Puzzles

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      Electronics Puzzles

      From CPUs and circuit boards to televisions and iPods, high-tech gadgets are a constant presence in modern life. Now they're appearing in your puzzles, too. Can you put these puzzles together faster than you can upload a new playlist on your iPod?

    • Beautiful Flower Puzzles

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      Beautiful Flower Puzzles

      These brightly colored spring flower puzzles are sure to raise your spirits. Can you solve them faster than we can say chrysanthemum?

    • Color Match

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      Color Match

      Put on your sweatbands and get ready to train your brain! Improve your concentration by matching words and colors in the Color Match game.

    • Memory Matrix

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      Memory Matrix

      Quick, take a mental snapshot! Can you recall and reproduce the pattern that you just saw? The Memory Matrix game will put your attention span and intelligence to the test. Exercise your mind and play Memory Matrix!

    • Raindrops Game

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      Raindrops Game

      Improve your math skills and sharpen your mind with the Raindrops game. Can you solve the math equations in the raindrops before they hit the water? There's only one way to find out.

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