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The Top 5 mental_floss Quizzes of 2011

This weekend, we’ve been counting down the year’s top quizzes (see #6-#10 and #11-#15). Pay attention to what’s been working, because tomorrow we’ll start accepting suggestions for another installment of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week. What resume wouldn’t look better with “I wrote a quiz for mental_floss” down in the MISCELLANEOUS section? (Plus you can win [...]

FCC Complaints: Glenn Beck vs. Jon Stewart

How well do you keep up with political television? Anna Merlan of mental_floss looked through the public records of FCC complaints and found plenty that concerned Glenn Beck and The Daily Show. In today’s Lunchtime Quiz, you are challenged to figure out which TV show each of ten complaints is about. I got 70% right, [...]

Glenn Beck vs. Jon Stewart: The FCC Complaint Quiz

Every year, the Federal Communications Commission receives hundreds of thousands of complaints about alleged violations of their rules against “obscene, indecent, or profane programming.” Through the Freedom of Information Act, it’s possible to get copies of these complaints, with the names and address of the complainants redacted. We’ve put together a few complaints the FCC has [...]