Friday Factoid Quiz: The Potential Formula For Feel-Good Songs

Now more than ever, people are listening to popular songs in order to lift their spirits. Several years ago, a professor of neuroscience in The Netherlands (Dr. Jacob Jolij) analyzed the results of a British survey of top “feel-good” songs in an effort to identify a formula to separate feel-good songs from other music. While feel-good songs are a matter of personal preference, Jolij observed that music generally recognized as feel-good songs: (1) have average tempos in the 140-150 BPM (beats per minute) range, which is higher than the average of 118 BPM for typical pop songs; (2) are written in major keys; and (3) include lyrics about happy or positive subjects. Although this formula is admittedly imprecise and not scientifically reliable, test your knowledge of the intellectual property behind the works listed on Dr. Jolij’s list of Top 10 Feel-Good Songs:

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Comfort Food

While engaged in social distancing, many people rely on well-recognized comfort food brands to calm their nerves. With this in mind, it’s time to entertain yourself with the following quiz regarding the intellectual property behind these iconic comfort food brands:

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Creativity in Isolation

man writing notes and cloud computing concept

People engaged in social distancing can make good use of their time by developing new ideas and creative works. To celebrate people who have made good use of their time during unfavorable situations, test your knowledge of these intellectual property accomplishments created during periods of isolation:

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Green Logos and Marks

Picture of different shades of green

Green is the color of money. It also represents the earth and eco-friendly products, causes and organizations. During March, green is also associated with St. Patrick’s Day, when people celebrate the holiday by dyeing their food, drinks and rivers green. To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of these famous green logos and brands.

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Pi Day

big blue pie symbol in front of the full equation of the pie numbers

March 14 (3.14) is also known as “Pi Day” – a day to celebrate the constant number representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Because “pi” and “pie” are homophones, many observe Pi Day by eating pie, throwing pies and telling pie jokes. Mark the occasion by testing your knowledge of these pie-related brands:

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A Lesson on Copyrights

Watch this video to get an overview of copyrights and how they work. Then download our Intellectual Property Audit Checklist to make sure that you are making the most of your IP assets!

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Leap Day

February 29th Happy Leap Year in green on a calendar picture

Leap Day is here!!! An extra day (February 29th) is almost always added to our calendar every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the Earth’s rotation. To keep our calendar accurate, years dividable by 100 are not leap years unless they also can be divided by 400. This means 2000 was a leap year but 1900 was not! To recognize the intellectual property created by this event, test your knowledge of these famous people and artistic works relating to Leap Day:

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Friday Factoid Quiz: Mardi Gras-Related Names

Picture Reads: Happy Mardi Gras in green, yellow, and purple colors

During February, people in New Orleans enjoy large and festive Mardi Gras parades and parties. The parades occur during the two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday (when Lent begins). The parades provide a great opportunity to witness decorative floats, elaborate costumes, original music and other forms of creative artistic expression. Many parades are named for characters from ancient mythology and are conducted by social clubs known as “krewes.” To mark this annual cultural celebration, test your knowledge of these branded Mardi Gras-related product and event names:

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