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Superman and Captain Marvel
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Little-Known Facts That Will Make Your Day a Little More Fun

Did you know that the Quaker Oats Man actually has a name, or that Harry Caray was a St. Louis Cardinals announcer before he was with the Cubs? Outside of a trivia competition, these little-known facts probably won't benefit you very much, but they're a lot of fun to discover!

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Who has the best burger in Quincy?
Sergey Peterman

Who Has the Best Burger in Quincy? [Poll]

Did you know there is a National Cheeseburger Day? That shouldn't be confused with National Hamburger Day. There's one of those, too. National Cheeseburger Day is in September and National Hamburger Day is in May. I'm not sure exactly how National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day is officially celebrated, but it's probably safe to assume that the day is marked by ordering a favorite burger from a favorite restaurant. Where would you order from?

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ThinkStock

Which of the Tri-States Has the Rudest Drivers?

Insure.com has decided to rank the "rudest drivers" in America. They've taken into account all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Between Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, our area drivers are all over the map on this list. One state ranks as pretty rude, one is right dead center in the middle, and the other is not quite as rude.

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Where Can You Get the Best Coffee in the Quincy/Hannibal Area? [Poll]

For the last two weeks I've been getting up at 4 a.m. I used to be a full time morning radio announcer, so this shouldn't be a big deal, but since I'm a little out of the habit, it's been a big deal. Not surprisingly, the amount of coffee I've been drinking has gone up a decent amount. I've been trying to get coffee from different places. Some of the coffee is great, some of it is not as great (but still, at 4 a.m., none of it has been bad!). Where is your favorite place to get coffee in the area?

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Kix Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins
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10 Movies You Probably Forgot That Featured Country Music Stars

Country music stars have been appearing, and even starring, in movies for years. Sometimes the movies are great. Sometimes they're... less than great. Here are 10 movies you probably forgot (or maybe even never heard of) that feature country stars.

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Zombie from 'Sound of Nothing'
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Three Horror Movies With Ties to Quincy, Hannibal and Edina

A couple days ago, I was in the store and noticed that Halloween stuff was already starting to go on display. One of my favorite things at Halloween time is watching all of the scary movies the different television networks schedule. I love horror movies, and I've watched with interest over the last few years as some independent filmmakers have chosen to come to our area and shoot their projects. Here are three horror films with local ties.

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Tearjerker
Mark Bowden

What is the Biggest Tearjerker Movie of All Time?

What movies make you cry every time you watch them? I was listening to a speaker on a conference call talk about how he cried while watching 'Toy Story 3.' I'll admit, that was a title I wasn't expecting. There are movies out there that can bring even the toughest among us to tears, even after watching them multiple times. I did a Google search on the subject and found several online lists naming the biggest tearjerkers. Here are some of the most common titles that seem to appear over and over. 

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Creatas

Five Famous Movies Filmed in Iowa

The State of Iowa is famous for, among other things, presidential caucuses, agriculture, the Hawkeyes and the Cyclones, Captain James T. Kirk, and Herbert Hoover. Movies doesn't usually come to mind, but there have actually been a number of well known films shot in the Hawkeye State.

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