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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Can An Algorithm Discover The Key To Laughter?

3:41

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

If You Didn't Know, Now You Know

December 30, 2012 This week is the annual "new names in the news" quiz. You're given some names that you probably never heard of before 2012, but who made news during the past 12 months. You say who they are.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Sir Peter Westmacott Plays Not My Job

December 29, 2012 We do what damage we can on this show, but it's not often we get the chance to cause a real international incident. So we're very excited that Sir Peter Westmacott, Great Britain's ambassador to the U.S., has agreed to play our quiz.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Google Integrates Kevin Bacon In Its Search Function

3:57

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

December 23, 2012 Every answer is a word that can be formed from the letters of "Christmas." You'll be given two words as clues. The first one can precede the answer word, and the second one can follow it — in each case to complete a compound word or familiar two-word phrase.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Actor And Comedian Fred Armisen Plays Not My Job

December 22, 2012 We've invited the Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star to answer three questions about journalistic retractions inspired by the Poynter Institute's list of the best/worst journalistic errors of 2012.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Shots - Health News

Phew! You Survived The Mayan Apocalypse. Now What?

December 21, 2012 We have received credible reports that the world has not come to an end, contrary to predictions of doom. But just in case there are signs of annihilation where you live, here's our guide to surviving in the wake of the Mayan Apocalypse.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Mighty McRib Returns

December 17, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we look back at the time we tried McDonald's beloved and mysterious McRib. It's usually out in October, but it comes a little late this year, so it's better timed as a sign of the coming apocalypse.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Sticking With The Sunshine State

December 16, 2012 Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with "F" and the second word starts with "LA."

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

NIH Director Francis Collins Plays Not My Job

December 15, 2012 We've invited Collins to play a game called "OWWW!" Three questions about athletes and the surprising new ways they find to injure themselves.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Arab-American Comedienne: No Apology For Jokes

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Latke Double Down

December 10, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we celebrate Hanukkah with the Latke Double Down, a Jewish take on the classic KFC sandwich which replaced bread with fried chicken. It's eight nights of calories in one, easy to hold package.

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Sunday Puzzle

Quick! Sneak In That 'QU'

December 9, 2012 Every answer is a six-letter word containing "QU" somewhere inside it. You'll be given anagrams of the remaining four letters. You name the words (No answer is a plural or a word formed by adding "s.").

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Hugh Bonneville Of 'Downton Abbey' Plays Not My Job

December 8, 2012 We've invited Bonneville to play a game called "Welcome to America, Lord Grantham": three questions about the TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Krulwich Wonders...

What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment

December 7, 2012 Where's the bus? It's supposed to be here by now, but it isn't. You crane your neck. Nothing. And then — miraculously — there's a solution. The bus still isn't here. But something else is.

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