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UPDATE: Congratulations to Drew Scheeler, who was the first person to submit all the correct answers, and thanks to everyone for participating!

You may have heard that I'm teaming up with mental_floss and TrivWorks to put on The Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Bell House on October 29. But we couldn't wait to start in on the fun, so we're holding an online trivia contest on mental_floss, right here, right now.

Here's how it works:

1. Get an email ready. Address it to patstrivia@mentalfloss.com.
2. In the subject line, write "Pat's Trivia."
3. Hit play on the video above. I'll read 10 Halloween-related trivia questions; you pick the answers from the multiple choice options provided below, and put them in the body of the email.
4. When you're finished, hit send!

The first person to email all the correct answers to patstrivia@mentalfloss.com will win a prize. Good luck!

Ready? Here we go...

Question #1 Multiple Choice Answers
Hebrew
Lunar
Mayan
Egyptian
Wiccan
Celtic
Satanic
New Moon
Pagan
Welsh

Question #2 Multiple Choice Answers
1057
1122
1215
1315
1492
1515
1692
1776
1884
1901

Question #3 Multiple Choice Answers
“Night of the Living Dead”
“Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
“Alien”
“Carrie”
“Jaws”
“A Nightmare on Elm Street”
“Friday the 13th”
“Halloween”
“The Exorcist”
“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”

Question #4 Multiple Choice Answers
Maine
Oregon
Minnesota
Maryland
Wisconsin
New Hampshire
Virginia
Arkansas
California
Montana

Question #5 Multiple Choice Answers
Casper
Astronaut
Bear
Clown
Dog
Robot
TV Set
Speak & Spell
Big Bird
Yoda

Question #6 Multiple Choice Answers
Roman Candles
Jack-O'-Lanterns
Incense Sticks
Tax Returns
Counterfeit $100 Bills
Memorial Candles
Teabags
Trivia Magazines
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” Video Games
Cigarettes

Question #7 Multiple Choice Answers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Question #8 Multiple Choice Answers
Twizzlers
Hershey’s Kisses
Snickers
Twix
Candy Canes
Candy Corn
Kit-Kat
Gummy Bears
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
M&M’s Again

Question #9 Multiple Choice Answers
Pescatarianism
Omnivorism
Hematology
Hematophagy
Bloodism
Somatophorism
Oncolophagy
Septology
Emenisism
Hemogoblin

Question #10 Multiple Choice Answers
Big Bill
“Wild” Bill
Big Tex
Big Papa
Big Mama
Sandy
Horrace
Chairy
Large Marge
Alamo

And that's it! Email your answers to patstrivia@mentalfloss.com, and, if you're in the area, come out to the Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night on October 29 at the Bell House in Brooklyn. mental_floss will be there giving away prizes—get your tickets here.

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Owe Money to the IRS? You Could Score a Free One-Way Trip with JetBlue
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April 18—Tax Day—is fast approaching. Not expecting a fat refund check? Here’s some consolation: Travel + Leisure reports that JetBlue is giving away 1000 free one-way flights to taxpayers who owe money to Uncle Sam.

The airline launched its Tax Return Return Flight giveaway on April 11. The giveaway runs until April 25, and you’re eligible to enter once a day. Just visit JetBlueTaxReturnFlight.com and fill out the required fields (name, email, age, and whether you owe money to the IRS on your 2016 return).

JetBlue will select 66 winners each day during the promotion’s first 14 days, and on the last day, they’ll choose 76 winners. These lucky individuals—who will receive the good news via email—will score a one-way flight certificate, which they can use to book trips anywhere in the contiguous United States or Alaska. That said, the certificate is only valid between May 1 and June 15, 2017, so consider whether or not you’re up for a spur-of-the-moment spring break trip before throwing your hat in the ring.

The promotion is open to adults ages 18 or older. All must be legal residents of one of the contiguous 48 United States, Washington, DC, or Alaska. (Sorry, Hawaii.) Winners probably won’t be required to show JetBlue their tax forms, but in the name of honesty (and karma), don't lie about owing money just to snag a discount trip.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

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Megabus Wants to Throw You a Free Wedding (on a Megabus)
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Marriage can be a bumpy road, but Megabus wants to give one lucky couple a smooth start by awarding them a free wedding. The discount travel company's new “Marry Me On A Megabus” sweepstakes provides winners with an all-expenses-paid ceremony aboard a bus, along with two round-trip tickets for the honeymoon and $2500 in cash.

For most people, buses don’t exactly scream “romance.” But according to Sean Hughes, Megabus's director of public affairs, they often serve as a vehicle for lasting love.

"Over the past 10 years, we have loved hearing about couples that have met on a Megabus or used megabus.com to travel to see their long-distance loves," Hughes said in a news release. "It's a pleasure to play Cupid and be a part of so many people's love life."

Touching anecdotes aside, all couples—not just far-flung sweethearts—are invited to enter Megabus’s giveaway until February 21, either through the company's Facebook page or an online form. Submit the story of how you met, and why exactly you want to be married on a Megabus. (The giveaway’s perks—which, in addition to a paid honeymoon, include free music, flowers, and an officiant; and complimentary transportation to and from the ceremony—probably don’t count toward your answer.)

The winning duo will be announced on social media on March 15, 2017; they can select a wedding destination from more than 100 cities. Interested couples can view the official sweepstakes rules online.

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