Can you tell the difference between antidepressants and Tolkien characters? Take the quiz!

Inspired by a tweet from March 2018, Jesús Roldán put together this Antidepressants or Tolkien Character? quiz, and god damn, it's a lot harder than I anticipated. The Council of Elronon was much displeased with my knowledge. Praise be to Narmacil. Read the rest

Test your K-12 science knowledge

Take this multiple choice test that asks 13 science questions, one for each grade. I got 11 out of 13. I missed the 2nd grade and the 10th grade questions. Read the rest

Are you under or over 30? Find out with this pop culture trivia quiz!

I fell for the BuzzFeed bait – "Sorry, but you won’t be able to pass this quiz if you’re over 30" – and took the quiz with a fair amount of confidence. And they got me – I failed miserably. I only got a couple of questions correct, including the free pass about a magazine that goes back to the 1970s (mistake on their part).

What about you? Are you over or under 30? Take the quiz and find out!

And don't look at this YouTube video until after the quiz - they might consider it cheating. Read the rest

Edgar Allan Poe or emo band lyric?

A quiz from Mental Floss: Who Wrote It: Edgar Allan Poe or an Emo Band? [via MeFi]

"I stand amid the roar of a surf-tormented shore"

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Quiz: Was this painting made by a human artist or ape?

Which of the paintings above is by a respected abstract painter who is human and which was painted by a non-human ape in the Congo?

The answer is in the comments.

Take the full quiz here: "An artist or an ape?"

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Tolkien elf or prescription drug name?

I scored badly enough on this that I'm thinking that my fallback career will be raiding The Silmarillion for Elvish names to sell to Big Pharma. Read the rest

Who said it: Charles Manson or Kanye West?

Kanye West is a phenomenally talented entertainer and loved by millions. Charles Manson is a failed wanna-be pop star and infamous murderer who we hope will remain locked up for the rest of his life. The two can't possibly be more different, other than sharing a propensity for spouting near-nonsensical egomaniacal quotes. Take a look at the examples below. Can you tell which quotes were uttered by Kanye and which ones came from Manson?

"Nothing in life is promised except death." "No sense makes sense." "I'm like a machine. I'm a robot. You cannot offend a robot." "I can't judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in." "One day the light will shine through, and one day people will understand everything I ever did." "Everything I’m not made my everything I am." "The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies." "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud nonreader of books." “I don’t know what ‘my way’ is. Everybody keeps telling me I got all these things. I read the other day where I had magical powers. I told everybody in the chapel ‘Zap, zap, zap, zap!’ I said ‘Where’s my magical powers at?’ Well, you can’t believe what you read in the press. I ain’t got no magical powers or mystical trips or anything like that. Read the rest

Beer Slogans Quiz!

Twaggies presents another quiz, which on this occasion shall have you under the counter Read the rest

A quick and dirty education in fossil fuel subsidies

How much do you know about energy subsidies? National Geographic has a really interesting quiz that covers some of the basics, as well as a few interesting background details. Here's one freebie: The first fossil fuel subsidy in America was instituted by George Washington. It was a 10% tariff on imported coal, aimed at making American coal competitive in comparison to British coal. (Via Matt McDermott) Read the rest