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The Buzz: December, 2012

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 12/31/2012

D.C. Tweeps 2012: The winners

Here are readers’ picks for their favorites in social media.

By Andy Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/28/2012

What’s your #NewYears resolution for 2013?

D.C.-area residents who set a New Year’s resolution are hoping for a change in 2013.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a local farmers market.

At which local farmers market can you shop all year?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about downtown D.C.

In 1938, for the first time D.C. residents visiting downtown had to pay a nickel an hour to do what?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Top D.C. region stories of 2012

Take a look back at the most popular Washington Post stories and photo galleries in the Washington region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a local Tiffany windows display.

A local Tiffany windows display was commissioned for a specific space and has not been moved since. Where can you see it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/25/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about holiday mistletoe.

The holiday mistletoe that is native to the D.C. region is actually a kind of parasite: true or false?

By  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, cultural tourism dc

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/24/2012

How much do you know about D.C. history?

Think you know D.C.? Prove it with this fiendishly difficult trivia quiz.

By John Kelly  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about George Washington.

What nativity scene animal did George Washington pay 18 shillings to bring to Mount Vernon for Christmas in 1787?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the film ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’

Which federal entity delivered the crucial pieces of evidence in Kris Kringle’s trial in “Miracle on 34th Street?”

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Commerce Department.

In 1932, the Commerce Department received a reptilian gift. What was it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Anderson House.

Which patriotic organization is headquartered in Dupont Circle’s Anderson House?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Taste test: Which energy drink is the best?

We compare five popular energy drinks based on taste. Take our poll and tell us your favorite.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the National Zoo.

What type of music did performers once entertain polar bears with at the National Zoo?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA is the “youngest” agency located in the Federal Triangle: true or false?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cultural tourism dc, andy smith

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about ice skating in D.C.

Where can artsy Washingtonians go to ice skate during the winter months?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a former amusement park.

At which former amusement park could one swim, ride donkeys, canoe, and glimpse the Washington Monument from across the river?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Nobel Peace Prize.

On Dec. 12, 1906, America received its first Nobel Peace Prize, for negotiating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Who won it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the IRS.

The IRS used a special machine to calculate the excise tax on what commodity in 1937?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the National Menorah lighting ceremony.

Who was the first president to attend the National Menorah lighting ceremony?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Pearl Harbor.

Why did FDR decline to attend a White House luncheon the day of the Pearl Harbor attack?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a D.C. holiday tradition.

What lasting D.C. holiday tradition did the Coolidges begin in 1923?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about prohibition.

Was the 18th Amendment responsible for closing D.C.’s breweries?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Foggy Bottom.

From the 1890s until the 1970s, what was the function of the Foggy Bottom rowhouse at 21st and G streets?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. residents warming to fall weather’s late-season encore

Are you wearing flip-flops in December? The unusual winter warmth was mostly welcomed in D.C.

By Tim Richardson  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Today in D.C.: Four things to watch for

Vote on D.C. speed camera fines; Wizards vs. Heat; winter returns.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Which building did Nathaniel Hawthorne believe should be considered the “center” of Washington?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Poll: What’s the best book you read in high school?

What is your favorite book that you read in high school?

By Andy Smith  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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