Help Wanted: Someone to Write Great Quizzes on Tuesdays

If you've ever taken one of our Lunchtime Quizzes and thought you could come up with something much better, now's your chance. I need someone to take over the Tuesday quizmaster position. This job will consist of writing one quiz a week (for Tuesday) and helping with quiz brainstorming. The job pays $150/month. And perhaps it will lead to other freelance work within the mental_floss media universe.

Here's how you apply:

1. Come up with four great ideas for quizzes. I just need the title and a 1-3 sentence description, and an example question if you think that sells the idea. These can be multiple choice quizzes, Split Decision-style quizzes (X or Y?), name X in Y minutes, matching, fill-in-the-blanks, whatever you want.

2. For your fifth quiz, the subject is "___________ or SuperPAC?" The items in the quiz will either be names of existing SuperPACs or something clever that kind of sounds like them. You figure out that part and give a couple examples.

Here's the all-time most popular quiz list, so you can see what's worked in the past.

Email your ideas plus a one-paragraph bio to mentalflossquiz@gmail.com by Sunday, March 4th. Looking forward to getting a fresh arm in the rotation!

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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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
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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