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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?

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • Death by Invention! Who didn't make it?

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      Death by Invention! Who didn't make it?

      It might sound like that scene in a sci-fi movie when the robot goes crazy and kills its own inventor, but the fact is that inventors have fallen prey to their own creations for hundreds of years. Take this quiz to see how much you know about inventors killed by their own work.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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!

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

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      Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

      Are you ready to overdose on adorable animal trivia? And we’re not talking just any adorable animals -- we’re talking about fuzzy-wuzzy baby animals. How much do you know about their names, care, habits and literary counterparts?

    • 10 Surprising Behaviors in Nonhuman Animals

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      10 Surprising Behaviors in Nonhuman Animals

      One animal procrastinates. Another is famous for making out. Yet another might remember faces better than you do. Our nonhuman cohorts are capable of much more than instinct and action. Here are 10 captivating examples.

    • Why does my stomach growl?

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      Why does my stomach growl?

      Whether you call it grumbling, gurgling or growling, sometimes your belly just won't keep quiet. What makes your stomach growl, and why does it seem to happen at the worst times?

    • 5 Mysterious Monuments from Around the World

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      5 Mysterious Monuments from Around the World

      For modern archaeologists, the ancient world continues to hold many secrets. Civilizations disappear -- thousands of years later, researchers are left to pick through the ivy-covered ruins of their cities.

    • 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.

    • The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

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      The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

      What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. It’s shocking to hear, but science isn’t always an exact science. Mistakes do happen -- and they often lead to great scientific discoveries. So, grab your safety glasses and see if you can identify the most embarrassing scientific moments ever.

    • 10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit

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      10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit

      For something so relatively easy to obtain, credit can easily cause a careless borrower lots of stress. Here are 10 simple ways to build credit -- and keep it.

    • 10 Egregiously Bad Sports Contracts

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      10 Egregiously Bad Sports Contracts

      It may not seem that way all the time, but professional athletes are generally worth every penny they make -- except when agents and general managers hand out overpriced contracts like candy. Here are 10 of the worst.

    • 10 Easy Ways to Save Money

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      10 Easy Ways to Save Money

      Building a financial future, whether for retirement or simply for attaining your personal goals, all starts with saving. What are some easy ways to stash some cash for later?

    • Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

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      Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

      The characters in "Star Trek" get to wield all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. Some of these gizmos are purely science fiction. What technologies have actually come to pass?

    • 10 High-paying Dirty Jobs

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      10 High-paying Dirty Jobs

      These jobs probably weren't on your list of what you wanted to be when you grew up. But now that you're in the rat race, you may wonder if a dirty job is more profitable than your desk jockey career.

    • 10 Innovations That Led to the Modern Bullet

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      10 Innovations That Led to the Modern Bullet

      Firearms get the historical spotlight, but what about the projectiles they hurl at insane speeds? Here are the innovations that gave rise to modern ammunition. Think of it as 10 rounds of ammo info.

    • 10 Most Famous Architects Who Ever Lived

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      10 Most Famous Architects Who Ever Lived

      We see buildings pop up and get torn down all the time, but some structures (and the masters who designed them) were built to last. Who are some of the most inspiring architects in history?

    • 10 Everyday Things You're Probably Doing the Hard Way

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      10 Everyday Things You're Probably Doing the Hard Way

      Despite our desire for ease, studies show that we may be able to make ourselves smarter by doing things the hard way. But why make life trickier than it needs to be?

    • 10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

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      10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

      Why is the sky blue? What's the theory of relativity all about? If you find yourself thinking, "something to do with light and physics and stuff," we have some short explanations to dazzle your friends, or at least your kids, with your new erudition.

    • 5 Successful Counterfeiters

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      5 Successful Counterfeiters

      It doesn't take much skill to steal, but printing and using fake currency requires some finesse. Counterfeiting has become something of a lost art over the years, and you're about to meet five of its best practitioners.

    • 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of iTunes

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      10 Ways to Get the Most Out of iTunes

      iTunes is like most other complex tools. It works well right out of the box, but it can become a powerful, personalized media manager with a few simple modifications and adjustments. So, what can you do to get the most out of iTunes?

    • 10 Fake Scarcities

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      10 Fake Scarcities

      We're running out of oil. And diamonds. And while we're at it, chicken wings, too! Relax, these are actually examples of shortages that really aren't. What else is a fake scarcity?

    • 10 True Stories of Survival Cannibalism

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      10 True Stories of Survival Cannibalism

      You're stranded on a boat at sea, no substantial food or water for days, living off collected rain and already having lustily consumed the leather brim of your hat. That's when you realize there's a huge chunk of meat sitting right next to you.

    • 10 Strange Wedding Traditions

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      10 Strange Wedding Traditions

      Some of our wedding traditions help bond us to our families and to our culture. But be honest: Some of those traditions are straight-up strange, don't you think? Dressing several adult women in the same dress on purpose?

    • Top 10 Bungled Attempts at One-person Flight

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      Top 10 Bungled Attempts at One-person Flight

      Since prehistoric times, people have wanted to take to the skies. Trouble is, humans weren't meant to fly. Of course, that didn't stop some determined souls from trying.

    • 10 Worst Adaptations in the Animal Kingdom

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      10 Worst Adaptations in the Animal Kingdom

      Humans can certainly claim some of these, but sloths, giraffes and pandas wanted a piece of the action, too. The hyena adaptation, however, may just blow your mind.

    • Top 10 Structurally Amazing Bridges

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      Top 10 Structurally Amazing Bridges

      Bridges move cars, trains, bikes and people, among other things. These 10 may even move your soul with their engineering ingenuity and beauty. So which 10 make the cut?

    • 10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

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      10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

      There may be no greater tribute to a society's ingenuity and vision than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. What other cool stuff did the ancient Egyptians invent?

    • 10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

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      10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

      Masked crime fighters aren't just the stuff of Marvel and DC comics and films. These characters may not have superpowers, but they feel the call to keep citizens safe and serve their communities.

    • 10 of the Craziest Discoveries of 2012

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      10 of the Craziest Discoveries of 2012

      Science uncovers mysteries both large and small. And then there are some discoveries that make us shake our heads. There were more than a few of those in 2012.

    • 10 Hottest New Cars for 2013

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      10 Hottest New Cars for 2013

      Will 2013 be a decent year for the auto industry? Well, if these 10 cars can make it to production, there should be a lot of happy motorists out there.

    • 10 Things You Should Buy in Bulk

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      10 Things You Should Buy in Bulk

      Buying in bulk doesn't always mean you have to buy three gallons of everything to get a good deal. You have to play your cards right if you want to save a bundle. Here are a few things you actually should buy in bulk.

    • 10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology

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      10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology

      Futurists can dish out some exciting -- and downright scary -- visions for the future of machines and science. Here are 10 of them in the realm of technology.

    • The 21 Best-selling Books of All Time

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      The 21 Best-selling Books of All Time

      It's easy to find out how many copies most albums sold or how much money a movie made on its opening weekend. But when it comes to books sales numbers can be hard to pin down. That's where we come in.

    • 10 Inventions by Thomas Edison (That You've Never Heard Of)

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      10 Inventions by Thomas Edison (That You've Never Heard Of)

      It's common knowledge that Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph, but did you know he also developed concrete furniture and a phone to communicate with the dead?

    • Hustle, Hit and Never Quit: Basketball Pictures

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      Hustle, Hit and Never Quit: Basketball Pictures

      The world of professional hoops is full of superstars dunking, dribbling and hanging on the rim. Get airborne with them in our gallery of iconic basketball images.

    • Everyday Tech Pictures

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      Everyday Tech Pictures

      We often take technology for granted. Learn about some of the incredible technologies that you're using every day.

    • Computer Memory Pictures

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      Computer Memory Pictures

      The different types of computer memory can be confusing. Take a look at these pictures of RAM, ROM, flash memory and more to learn about what the various types of memory are up to in your computer.

    • 2011 in Pictures

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      2011 in Pictures

      As we look back on 2011, what images of hope, hardship and joy defined the year? Come with us on a photographic journey that winds through the streets of Cairo and Wall Street, along the banks of swollen rivers and onto the distant slopes of Mars.

    • Space Conspiracy Theory Pictures

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      Space Conspiracy Theory Pictures

      The moon landing is just one of many sources of debate among space conspiracy theorists. This image gallery wades into the discussion on this theory and a few others.

    • Annual Flowers Image Gallery

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      Annual Flowers Image Gallery

      Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots and seeds. Learn all about annual flowers by checking out this annual flower pictures image gallery. You may get some ideas.

    • Superhero Pictures

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      Superhero Pictures

      Superheroes, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Batman and Hellboy have all helped shape the comic book universe. This gallery features images of these and other popular superheroes.

    • Home Construction Pictures

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      Home Construction Pictures

      You may be sitting in your house this very second, but do you have any idea what it took to build it? From foundation to framing, these home construction pictures will show you the stages of building a house.

    • Oil Field Pictures

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      Oil Field Pictures

      These pics will take you to the jungles of Sumatra, the Niger delta and points in between all in the name of oil. Get ready to learn about oil all around the globe.

    • Mount Everest Pictures

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      Mount Everest Pictures

      The forbidding slopes of Mount Everest have captivated mountain climbers for decades ... though you can never really conquer Everest, merely survive it.

    • Space Exploration Pictures

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      Space Exploration Pictures

      Human beings have only gone as far as the moon and back -- and that's certainly an accomplishment in and of itself. But what other methods do scientists use to learn about our galaxy and beyond? What have we achieved so far in our exploration of the final frontier?

    • Brake Pictures

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      Brake Pictures

      Be honest: Do you ever really give much thought to how your car slows down or stops? Browsing through these spectacular street car and race car brake pictures might change that.

    • Chopper Pictures

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      Chopper Pictures

      Curious about some of the most unique choppers ever built? Check out these pictures of powerful bikes and the modifications that make each of them one-of-a-kind.

    • Hurricane Sandy, October 2012

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      Hurricane Sandy, October 2012

      Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States on Oct. 29, 2012, causing extensive flooding and damage. Millions of homes, businesses and even hospitals lost power in the wake of the storm.

    • Emotion Pictures

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      Emotion Pictures

      Laugh and the world laughs with you, the saying goes. In our image gallery, experience the range of human emotions from around the world.

    • Image Gallery: Tax Havens

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      Image Gallery: Tax Havens

      The wealthy have known about these countries for decades, but we're just learning about these elite tax havens -- just as transparency agreements put most of them in jeopardy. Take a look at these gorgeous tax havens before you have to start telling the government where you put your cash.

    • Dreaming of Paradise

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      Dreaming of Paradise

      What's your idea of paradise -- basking in the sun on a white sand beach or frolicking through fields of lavender in provincial France? Sit back, relax, and take a tour of the most calming locales in the world.

    • Greatest Moments in Flight

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      Greatest Moments in Flight

      Flight has been a human dream for centuries. It wasn't until the dawn of the 20th century that man was finally able to leave the ground. This gallery highlights some of the milestones in aviation.

    • All About Death

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      All About Death

      The saying goes that nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. What do you know about death? Explore different types of burials and learn more about mortality.

    • Genetics at Work Pictures

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      Genetics at Work Pictures

      What's more fun than looking at pictures of DNA and celebrities? Check out Dolly, dimples and dominant and recessive traits in this fun gallery charting how genetics play out in humans (and a few animals).

    • 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.

    • Must-have Power Tools

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      Must-have Power Tools

      You and your workshop are always looking to add a few new tools to the mix. This image gallery will give you ideas.

    • Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

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      Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

      These blooming plants will dazzle you with color year after year. Sit back, smell the hibiscus and check out these photos of some of our favorite perennials.

    • Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Treehouse

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      Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Treehouse

      You’ve always wanted a treehouse ever since you were a kid. Now’s your chance. With this interactive gallery full of tips and videos from treehouse experts, you’ll be relaxing amid the leafy canopy before long.

    • Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Shed

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      Interactive Gallery: How to Build a Shed

      Your garage is overflowing, but your lawnmower and assorted tools still need a home. Let’s build a shed. We’ll show you how to do everything from organizing your tools to erecting your shed’s wall panels. Ready?

    • The Ultimate Automotive Physics Quiz

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      The Ultimate Automotive Physics Quiz

      Don't be intimidated by this quiz if you don't can't tell a carburetor from an alternator. Take it and learn a little something about what's going on under the hood of your car.

    • Who said it: Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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      Who said it: Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi?

      Squared off on opposite sides of the Force, it might seem like Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi have nothing in common. One is tall, dark and deadly, and the other's, well, not.

    • Could you be a pilot?

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      Could you be a pilot?

      Although the wonder of human flight has become commonplace, misinformation and rumors abound about airplanes and air travel. Do you, dear frequent flyer, think you can tackle our quiz?

    • Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

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      Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

      Are you ready to overdose on adorable animal trivia? And we’re not talking just any adorable animals -- we’re talking about fuzzy-wuzzy baby animals. How much do you know about their names, care, habits and literary counterparts?

    • SD Memory Card Quiz

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      SD Memory Card Quiz

      SD cards can sock away gigabytes of data like nobody's business. They're small and reliable, perfect for digital cameras, smartphones and other portable electronics. Test your knowledge of these flash-memory wonders.

    • Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz

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      Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz

      Grab your pigskin because it's time for football trivia. How does the QB make that ball spiral? Wouldn't "handball" make a better name than "football"? Pad up and get on the field ... the football quiz field, that is.

    • Zap Thy Neighbor: A Sci-fi Gadgets Quiz

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      Zap Thy Neighbor: A Sci-fi Gadgets Quiz

      Are you a science fiction fan? Do you know where your towel is? Can you make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? Strap on your jet pack and grab your ray gun, because it's time to see how much you really know about science fiction gadgets.

    • Rock You Like a Hurricane: The Ultimate Wind Tunnel Quiz

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      Rock You Like a Hurricane: The Ultimate Wind Tunnel Quiz

      Without wind tunnels, the course of human history might've been very different. How much do you know about these cool, breezy machines?

    • Believe it or not: Which benefits are for real?

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      Believe it or not: Which benefits are for real?

      These days, employers are offering better -- and more novel -- benefits that put the basic health-dental-vacation packages to shame. How much do you know about the best of the benefits world? Can you tell which perks are real and which are just pies in the sky?

    • Are you a ghoul?

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      Are you a ghoul?

      Even if you don’t crave the taste of aged cadaver, it’s better for everyone if you take this test. Score less than an eight on this, and your human status will be confirmed. Score an eight or greater, however, and we’ll know you for a ghoul.

    • The Ultimate Pickup Artists Quiz

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      The Ultimate Pickup Artists Quiz

      In 2005, Neil Strauss introduced the public to the secret world of pickup artists (PUAs), who seek to fine-tune their flirting skills to perfection. Do you know how this sexual subculture operates and why controversy surrounds it?

    • Quiz: Is your computer secure?

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      Quiz: Is your computer secure?

      Yes, computers can make life easier, but they also can put your private information at risk. Find out how much you know -- or don't know -- about computer security by taking our quiz.

    • Building a Billion: Do you know how to make serious money?

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      Building a Billion: Do you know how to make serious money?

      Some people have a knack for making money. Everything they touch seems to turn to gold, silver or oil. Are you one of them? Could you amass a billion dollars or perhaps a tad smaller amount?

    • Laptop Shopping Showdown -- Show Your Savvy!

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      Laptop Shopping Showdown -- Show Your Savvy!

      Never again fear the endless options of the laptop market. By the time you're done with this quiz, you'll know exactly what to look for in a new laptop.

    • Mockingjays and Archers' Arrows: 'The Hunger Games' Quiz

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      Mockingjays and Archers' Arrows: 'The Hunger Games' Quiz

      Lucky you! You’ve been chosen by the Capitol to represent your District in 'The Hunger Games' Quiz. Are you ready? In the words of Effie Trinket, "Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!"

    • Tech Talk: Internet Cookie Quiz

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      Tech Talk: Internet Cookie Quiz

      Right now, your computer has an array of tiny files that are keeping tabs on you. Test your knowledge of Internet cookies, one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Internet.

    • Nice move, smarty pants! The Great Smart People/Dumb Things Quiz

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      Nice move, smarty pants! The Great Smart People/Dumb Things Quiz

      Book smarts don't equal street smarts, and public figures that we consider super savvy are just as capable of pulling spectacularly bad moves as the rest of us. Want to test your own smarts? Take our quiz!

    • Quiz: The World's Most Stunning Sites

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      Quiz: The World's Most Stunning Sites

      Whether it's a natural world wonder or the site of a historic event, millions of people each year travel from all over the world to visit these interesting places. Test your knowledge on the landmarks that draw the world's biggest crowds.

    • Are you a zombie?

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      Are you a zombie?

      Think you might be a zombie? And not just an "office-worker-who-needs-a -coffee-injection-stat" type of zombie, but an actual member of the undead? Take this quiz to find out if you're right. A score of 15 or more may give you cause for concern.

    • 3-D Puzzle Quiz

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      3-D Puzzle Quiz

      A good puzzle is part problem-solving and part magic. In the following quiz, we test your knowledge of some of the world's most mystifying 3-D puzzles. Are you ready to get stumped?

    • Tech Talk: RAM Quiz

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      Tech Talk: RAM Quiz

      How much RAM is in your computer? Do you need more? And if you do, how do you know? Take this quiz to learn everything there is to know about RAM, starting with what RAM stands for.

    • The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz

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      The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz

      Dyneema is trademarked as the world's strongest fiber and is used for a wide variety of applications, especially in life-threatening situations. Think you know how strong Dyneema is and how it works? Then take the ultimate Dyneema quiz!

    • What jobs have the best and worst pay?

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      What jobs have the best and worst pay?

      It's pretty clear that a doctor makes more money than a fast-food worker. But does a surgeon bring home more bucks than an anesthesiologist? It can't hurt to find out -- and it might even boost your salary savvy.

    • Are you an ignition expert? Take the quiz!

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      Are you an ignition expert? Take the quiz!

      Automobile ignition systems rely on perfect timing. A simple spark, when delivered at precisely the right moment, can mean the difference between a smoothly running, powerful engine that operates cleanly and an engine that runs rough, lacks power and produces unnecessary emissions. Let's get your motor running.

    • 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.

    • Entertainment Puzzles

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      Entertainment Puzzles

      Is a lightsaber your weapon of choice? Perhaps you prefer to spend your time reaching for the skies by pole vaulting? These entertainment-themed puzzles are a whole new way to spend your leisure time. Try them, puzzle prodigy.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • Golf Challenge

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      Golf Challenge

      With a wide selection of clubs, beautiful visuals, and plenty of courses to conquer, Golf Challenge is the only free online golf game you'll ever need!

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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?

    • Klondike Solitaire Gold

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      Klondike Solitaire Gold

      Could Klondike Solitaire be the ultimate game for solitaire lovers? You decide. It’s also free! Does it get any better than that? We think not.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Science Puzzles

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      Science Puzzles

      From beneath the Earth's crust to the farthest reaches of outer space, explore your world as you piece together these science puzzles.

    • Baseball: Hit 'Em High

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      Baseball: Hit 'Em High

      Ever dream of making it up to the major leagues as a power hitter? Now you can get plenty of practice as you try to knock the ball out of the park in this ultimate batting game!

    • Britannica Trivia

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      Britannica Trivia

      You're a know-it-all. We are, too. Now all you have to do is prove it to Britannica before the time runs out in this free online trivia game.

    • 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!

    • Pyramid Solitaire Silver

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      Pyramid Solitaire Silver

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