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Who wouldn't want a Graceland-themed pop-up book?

Even better, who wouldn't want the chance to tell your friends you won a Graceland-themed pop-up book in a slightly ridiculous mental_floss contest? ($40.00 value.)

The good people at Quirk Books have kindly sent us a copy of Chuck Murphy's Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour to give one lucky mental_floss reader. Here's a summary:

graceland.jpgMore than 600,000 people visit Graceland every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. With Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour, you'll go behind the velvet ropes for an all-access tour of the Elvis Presley Estate. Eight full-color pop-up spreads feature the mansion's most memorable destinations:

"¢ The Kitchen: Home of the famous peanut butter and banana sandwich.
"¢ The TV Room: With three TVs running simultaneously, there's never a dull moment.
"¢ The Trophy Room: A monument to the King's legacy.
"¢ The Meditation Garden: Where Elvis and his family are buried.

Along the way, interactive pop-up features allow you to flip through Elvis's record collection, browse the family photo album, open his refrigerator, and discover other hidden surprises. Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour is the perfect gift for Elvis fans of all ages!

Now to the all-important how-you-can-win part...

We've selected one (magical) story from our (vast) archives. Your job is to find it, needle-in-haystack style. Then leave a comment with the title and URL. I know it says links aren't allowed, but I'll let you in on a little secret: if you omit the 'http://www' part, your link should work just fine. (But if it doesn't, the title will suffice.) You can guess up to five times, and those guesses can all be in the same comment.

I will start you with one hint: the magical post comes from a month that begins with 'J.'

Happy hunting!

NEW HINT: The story is from 2007.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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