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Big Cities, Little Names

Mental_floss continues to have fun with the latest US Census data in today’s Lunchtime Quiz. Of the 150 most populous cities in the United States, 11 have names that are only four or five letters long. How many can you name in five minutes? Let’s see… two. And then of course I felt stupid when the answers [...]

Brain Game: Ella Minnow

I always wanted to write a book that included characters with names like G.A. Tchai, Jay Caye, and Ella Minnow. One day. Anyway, today’s Brain Game also involves the letters L. M, N, and O.┬áThere are five letters missing in the following nine-letter word; each blank represents a letter. Can you identify the word? Good luck! _ [...]