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I'm growing to love our Birmingham office. Yesterday, we ended the workday with a meeting at the local lanes. This must be a weekly tradition; President Will Pearson and Chief Art Direction Officer Winslow Taft were far too prolific to not be regulars.

We almost weren't allowed to bowl. "It gets really busy on league night," we were told. I took this photo an hour later...

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If mental_floss had a bowling team, Winslow would be captain. Plus he'd design some great bowling shirts. We could sell replicas in our store.


Editor-in-chief Neely Harris will be writing next month's Letter from the Editor about navigating the dreaded 7-10 split.


Despite being in obvious pain, Mangesh put up a 155. A Kirk Gibsonian effort.


Will is known as "The Closer" for a reason. Not even a charging Winslow could slow him down.

Afterwards, we had a wonderful dinner at the Pearson family estate. All in all, a great day. And I learned an important lesson: one of the internships we need to offer is that of bowling consultant. We'll start accepting applications later this week.

Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book

If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese

An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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