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In Roman numerals, an I is a 1, a V is a 5 and an X is a 10. But there is no Roman numeral for 0 because Romans never thought of 0 as a number. Europeans had no 0 at all until the Arabs exported the idea, and they in turn got in from India. As you can imagine, this represented a revolution in mathematics. Interestingly, one other culture had the 0: the Mayans.
What TV show used to run ads bragging that it was No. 1 in TV Guide's 2002 list of the worst shows of all time?
A) "Cop Rock"
B) "Homeboys From Outer Space"
C) "The Jerry Springer Show"
D) "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer"
Previous answer: Abrams and Sherman are both the names of tanks.
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