Roadside Trivia!

New semi-regular feature! We're part of the Fiesta Movement, which means we'll be going on monthly missions in our brand new 2014 Ford Fiesta and reporting back. But we'll also be pulling off the road to take a few pictures and give you guys a chance to win some mental_floss prizes! 

What You're Playing For: The Mental Floss History of the United States and the t-shirt of your choice

How to Enter: Email your answer to The first person with the correct response wins. PLUS two other people chosen at random (so if you don't see this post until tomorrow, you can still play!)

The Question: This photo was taken at the birthplace of a former president. The only former president who, in his previous job, personally carried out hanging sentences. Which president are we talking about?

Good luck! We'll be back with another question later today.

Coming Soon: Behind the Wall of Magic

We've gotten tons of emails about the Wall of Magic on our YouTube set. While I probably could have just emailed the art director who designed it, why not drive from New York to Indianapolis and get the scoop in person? That's exactly what mental_floss co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur and I did for our most recent Fiesta Movement mission. Our video should be up soon!

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Next Week We're Taking a Road Trip
Cary Norton
Cary Norton

A week from today, Mangesh and I are hopping in the car and heading west, to Indiana. We're meeting with our YouTube crew in Indianapolis. But the 700 miles between the Big Apple and the Hoosier State (and back) are wide open! We'll be pulling off the highway frequently to say hello and give away mental_floss paraphernalia. If you live between here and there and are up for a quick visit, send us an email ( or leave a comment and convince us to stop by. We'd love to meet you!

We'll be filming some behind-the-scenes stuff out there, too, so for everyone who keeps asking questions about the Cabinet of Curiosities, I'll return with a full report.


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