The Mental Floss Trivia Show Is Coming to Cincinnati!

Attention knowledge junkies and people who like to leave their house to drink and win stuff! We're bringing the Trivia Show to Cincinnati on Tuesday, November 1.

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, OH 45242

Tickets for the event are just $10, and all of the proceeds benefit 91.7 WVXU.

Come alone, come with friends, or bring a whole team! There are plenty of individual and group rounds throughout the night. Our other trivia events have sold out, so buy your tickets now (just use your e-receipt to get in), and come and win stuff! We can't wait to quiz you.

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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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