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Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: A Napoleon Complex. (3) Bluff The Listener — Our panelists tell three stories about ways in which plants are like humans.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Right now, panel, it's time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Roxanne, a new theme park is going to be opening soon, outside of Paris, if plans go ahead. And with its rides, attractions, restaurants and shows, it will celebrate the fun-filled world of whom?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Oh, here I was about to go down the French Revolution road.

SAGAL: Oh, if you went down that road, you'd find him at the end.

ROBERTS: Rogues Pierre.

SAGAL: No. Further down, further down, keep going.

ROBERTS: Further down. Louis XVI.

SAGAL: No. Come back the other way.

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ROBERTS: Napoleon.

SAGAL: Napoleon, yes.

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ROBERTS: All right.

ADAM FELBER: Make a left at Versailles.

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SAGAL: It's a theme park based on Napoleon, says the emperor's descendant Charles Napoleon. Quote, "in the 21st century, people need a new medium for history and that medium is the theme park."

ROBERTS: And you have to be this tall to ride the rides.

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SAGAL: In a tribute to the emperor, you can't be any taller.

FELBER: If only that were true. Four feet tall, I could get on that one.

SAGAL: The theme park will be named "Napoleon's Bivouac," also known as the Repressive Kingdom. And it will honor the great emperor with rides, battle reenactments and the brutal March on Moscow ride. That's just a walk-in freezer you stand in for 18 months while you try to eat a dead horse.

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FELBER: Don't miss the Waterloo slide.

SAGAL: Oh, it's terrible.

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SAGAL: The creators promise no French child will go home without a big satisfied scowl on their face.

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