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Trivia: The Very Spice of Life

This weekend at a summit in Pretoria, South Africa, Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles met with the British pop band Spice Girls. While very little in the way of diplomacy was accomplished, Charles received a kiss on the cheek from "Posh Spice" and Mandela got to cuddle with all five of the divas. Mandela capped off the event by declaring that the Spice Girls were his "heroes" and that meeting them was "one of the greatest moments of [his] life."

What licorice-tasting spice did Pythagoras believe could prevent epilepsy, and is used as the scent on the mechanical rabbit in greyhound races?

This week's winners will each win two LSC movie tickets and one large tub of popcorn, courtesy of LSC.

Showing this weekend:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Kolya in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. The Manchurian Candidate in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10 p.m. Contact in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Kolya / Contact in 26-100

Send your answer to trivia@the-tech.mit.edu 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.