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The Six-Word Fact Contest!

Let’s try something! It’s a trivia contest, but you only get six words. Like Six-Word Memoirs, only much less ambitious. Here are some examples I plucked from our vast trivia archives:

Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius.
Kool-Aid was originally “Fruit Smack.”
Jacqueline Kennedy edited Michael Jackson’s autobiography.
The plural of Prius is Prii.
John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive.
Shaggy’s real name is Norville Rogers.
“Dr Pepper” doesn’t have a period.
M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murrie’s.”

Now it’s your turn. You can either submit your facts in the comments below, or on Twitter by mentioning @mental_floss and the hashtag #sixwordfact. We’ll reward our favorites with mental_floss t-shirts at the end of the week. Wow us with your bite-sized brilliance!

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April 11th, 2011

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