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Band Names

Most popular music groups have an interesting story behind their name. The Doors took their moniker from "The Doors of Perception," a 1954 book by Aldous Huxley describing his experiences with the hallucinogenic drug mescaline. The B-52's did not take their name from the military bomber plane. The name actually comes from a southern nickname for big poofy bouffant hairdos. What band takes its name from a villian in the 1967 movie Barbarella?

This week's winners will each win two LSC movie tickets and one large tub of popcorn, courteousy of LSC. Showing this weekend:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Private Parts in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. The Invisible Man in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10 p.m. The Lost World in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Private Parts / The Lost World in 26-100

Send your answer to by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two random drawings from all of the correct entries will be held to determine this week's two winners.

This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids are by the MIT Quiz Bowl team. Members of the quiz bowl team are not eligible.