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I need a favor.


On Wednesday — and if it goes well, at least once a month — we're going to chain Matt Soniak to his desk and make him answer 20 Big Questions.* Is there anything you've been dying to know?


Leave a comment with your question suggestion. We'll pick one person at random and send them a copy of Joel Stein's new book Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity. And if we answer your question this week, we'll send you a mental_floss t-shirt. The stakes are high!


Stacy Conradt and Kathy Benjamin are also pitching in Wednesday. (Of their own free will. No chains.) And to steal a phrase from Bill Simmons (and the creator of Batman), I've put out the Bat Signal to Erin McKean. Come teach us word things!


* Here are examples of past Big Questions.

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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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