If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we love a good brain teaser. And the one below, which originated on Facebook and has been shared more than 150,000 times, is a great one to test just how sharp you are on a Friday evening at the end of a long workweek.
It’s a seemingly simple enough task: spot the error. Your time starts now…
We’ll give you a minute …
And a little space for you to scroll down to find the answer …
Did you figure it out?
The “mistake” is that the word “mistake” is misspelled on the instruction sheet on the left. If you missed that completely, you’re not alone: the grid of numbers is what immediately grabs your attention.
For Potterheads, Christmas just came early. There’s a new Harry Potter subscription service on the market, and it’ll make you feel like you plunged face-first into one of the magical books—not unlike Harry’s frequent forays into the Pensieve.
Engadget reports that Wizarding World Gold is a 12-month commitment, and includes access to all seven Harry Potter ebooks through the Wizarding World app, collectible pin badges, merchandise discounts, and more.
That’s really just the tip of the iceberg-sized rock cake. After signing up, you’ll receive a pin, a print of J.K. Rowling’s sketch of Hogwarts, and a personalized journal called Keys and Curios, designed by the graphic design team behind the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film franchises. It features your name, Hogwarts house, and “enchanted keys” that “unlock hidden secrets” when scanned with the Wizarding World app.
You can also watch Wizarding World Originals, an exclusive video series that delves into the mysteries of the world of Harry Potter; gain early access to collectible merchandise and priority bookings for events like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and enjoy magical quizzes and puzzles. You’ll also make the guest list for festivities like the Wizarding World Gold Christmas Party in the Great Hall at Warner Bros.’s Studio Tour London.
If you register now, your welcome gift with the pin, print, and journal will arrive in about two weeks, and your first official subscription box will follow later this autumn. It’s $75 for the entire year, which is quite a bit cheaper than flying off to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
If you have any funds left in your Gringotts vault, you can supplement your fantasy-filled subscription with a Harry Potter pop-up book, sock Advent calendar, bathrobe, or even Pandora jewelry.
If LEGO paleontology sounds like a hobby worth pursuing, you’re in luck. On Wednesday, LEGO announced the pending release of the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils set, a 910-piece package that resurrects Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops in skeleton form, with an articulated Pteranodon also in skeleton form. Fittingly, the T. rex looms largest at 7 inches tall.
The kit was based on a suggestion gathered by LEGO Ideas, the crowd-sourced platform that gives LEGO collectors a voice in future sets. In addition to the three dinosaurs, a Homo sapiens skeleton is also included for scale comparison. All have a display stand to cultivate a museum-quality atmosphere. You’ll also get a paleontologist minifigure to complete the scene.
Courtesy of LEGO
Courtesy of LEGO
Courtesy of LEGO
This isn’t LEGO’s first foray into dinosaurs. The company has produced sets based on the Jurassic Park film franchise as well as kid-friendly sets, but this marks the first time dinos have gotten the deluxe treatment.
Technically, it's a two-dinosaur set, as Pteranodon is classified as a flying reptile in the order Pterosauria.
The Dinosaur Fossils set retails for $59.99 and will be available at the LEGO online store on November 1. You can preorder it here.
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