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Our Next Book Giveaway: Archimedes to Hawking

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At various points during our month of book giveaways, I've asked you to channel your inner architect, misleading medical consultant and quizmaster. Tonight, you've been hired to teach a class at mental_floss_university. The big question—what would you teach? (Don't say "Math" or "History." We want you to be painfully specific, and include why you're qualified in this subject.)


You're playing for a copy of Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them, which seems like a book mental_floss_university freshmen would all have to read. We'll compile a mini-course catalogue and pick a winner on Monday. (You've still got time to send in your celebrity photos.)

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There's no such thing as mental_floss_university (yet), but our Tuition Giveaway is absolutely real. We're giving away five $10,000 scholarships. All you have to do is tell us, in 750 words or less, why you should win. But you have to tell us by January 31st. We look forward to reading your entries!

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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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