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Born in Philadelphia on June 27th, 1913, this pool player once sank 526 shots in a row in 1954, still the official world record. Who was he?

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The beat for the song Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince is sampled almost entirely from the 1974 song Summer Madness by what group?

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On January 23, 1849, she became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United States. Who was she?

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What actor had Pabst Blue Ribbon on his mind in a 1979 disco commercial?

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Who did Andrew Jackson shoot and kill in a duel on May 30th, 1806? (You can learn more about this duel on our latest episode of This Week in Worthless Knowledge podcast.)

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Bonnie and Clyde were assisted in much of their crime spree by Clyde’s brother Buck and his wife. Who was she?

(We talked quite a bit about Bonnie and Clyde, including whether or not our wives would get mad if we travelled through time and made out with Bonnie, in our latest podcast.)

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What female evangelist founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in 1923, then disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1926?

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What 1993 show starring Glenn Frey of the Eagles was cancelled after 1 episode?

 

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Who recorded a song called You’re My Love that Prince wrote under the pen name “Joey Coco”?

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Who is credited with inventing the pop up toaster in 1919?

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What Picasso painting was stolen in Australia on August 2nd, 1986? It was found a couple of weeks later in a locker at a bus station.

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Only one pitcher has ever thrown an Opening Day no-hitter. Who was he?

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Whose short lived 2004 talk show on CNBC twice got a 0.0 in the Nielsens?

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This man spent 437 straight days in space in 1994-1995, the record for most consecutive days a human has spent in space. Who is he?