It's New T-Shirt Week!! (Hokey Pokey Anonymous)

Today we wrap up New T-Shirt Week!! with a Hokey Pokey shirt. So put your right foot into the mental_floss store, add it to your cart, and get 10% off (today only) when you use the code "hokey" during checkout. (A fitted women's version is also available.)

Kara Laughlin gets the credit on this one. Who is Kara Laughlin? We asked, she answered: "I work from home, mostly at preventing my three children from doing permanent damage to one another, but I do sometimes get to do my two 'real' jobs. I write for children and artists, and I make very small pieces of art jewelry that I can shove into a pocket if someone starts climbing up the bookcases to get to the DVDs."

Well done, Kara! And in case you missed them, here are the rest of the New T-Shirt Week!! selections:


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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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