HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Gen X-ers: Was it Nirvana or Pearl Jam?
by Maria Trimarchi

Heavily-flanneled with unkempt hair, rock that came out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s heavily-influenced a generation. And while the “Seattle Sound” – grunge – was taking over, it was also overtaking the metal scene. As the movement emerged it generally centered around the Seattle record label, Sub Pop, with Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, later being called, "the John Lennon of the swinging Northwest," by Time magazine. When it comes to two of the biggest grunge bands, Nirvana and Pearl Jam, can you tell the difference?

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!