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That's right, after 5 years of hard labor at the Floss Factory, the mental_floss cover team is ready for a breather. In fact, for just one cover, we'd love to sit on the bench and watch as our fans lend a hand in the process. That's why mental_floss has teamed up with the folks at Worth1000.com (a.k.a. the Rolls Royce of Photoshopping Contests), to let you design our cover. The theme of the issue is The Future (the future of medicine, the future of the environment, the future of education, etc.), and if you submit the cleverest design of the bunch, there's actually a paycheck in your future. mental_floss is going to make the winner of the contest $500 richer, and give out prize packages to the top 3 runners-up. Plus, all the winners will be featured on the website and in the magazine. So, go ahead and enter already! And if we like your cover enough, you might just see it on the newsstands.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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