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Can You Name All the Presidents?

Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is a classic for Presidents Day. Can you name all the United States presidents? There are 43 different men who have served in the office. And you have eight minutes to name as many as you can. I will try this myself as soon as I have eight minutes to [...]

You Forgot Already (A 2011 Quiz)

How much do you remember about the big events of 2011? OK, how about the not-so-big events that you should recall? That’s the subject of today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. It’s not all that easy; there are some diverse subjects covered. I scored 67%, not because I forgot already, but because there were some thing [...]

The Most Popular Dog Breeds

No, I’m not telling you what they are. If you already know, you’ll do well on today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Can you name the 20 most popular breeds in 2010 according to the American Kennel Club in three minutes or less? I only thought of half of them before time ran out, then I [...]

Fictional, Inc.

TV, literature, and movies are full of fictional businesses and products. How well do you know these companies that don’t exist? Find out in today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. I didn’t know any of the answers, but scored 7/12 by educated guess! I bet you can do better. Link

Thanksgiving Episodes

No matter how busy we are with family on Thanksgiving, we always find a way to watch a little TV around the holiday, and that includes Thanksgiving stories on our favorite series. Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your nostalgia for those shows. You’ll be given a Thanksgiving plot, and you guess what show [...]

’80s and ’90s Game Shows

How well do you remember the TV game shows of the 1980s and ’90s? Find out by taking this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Hint: there are a lot of kids’ game shows represented. I was lucky to score 60% because I haven’t watched them. Maybe you will do better! Link

Remember That Drink?

This week, mental_floss welcomes guest quizmaster Hillary Buckholtz of the blog I’m Remembering for series of nostalgic Lunchtime Quizzes! Today you are challenged to remember bygone drinks. This coffee drinker scored miserably -only 40%. You will do better! Link

Back in the USSR

You might not know as much as you think you do when it comes to the USSR. In today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are challenged to name all the leaders of our old Cold War rival. There were 8 leaders of the former Soviet Union, and the 3 leaders of the new Russian Federation [...]

Also Starring

If you are a fan of classic TV, you’ll enjoy today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss! How well do you know the secondary characters on your favorite TV series? Almost every sitcom had characters that didn’t appear in every episode. In this quiz, you’ll be given three choices for each show, and you decide which character [...]

Restaurant Apostrophes

For today’s Lunchtime Quiz, the folks at mental_floss took a dozen restaurant names from a list of the top 100 US chains. The question is: does the name have an apostrophe or not? It’s harder than you think! I only got half of them right -apparently I haven’t paid enough attention. And I don’t eat [...]