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Join us in San Francisco on June 18!

Next stop for The mental_floss Trivia Show: San Francisco! Come meet co-founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur (among others) and support a great cause.

San Francisco

When: June 18, 2014 (The bar opens at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:15.)

Where: Biscuits & Blues

Proceeds: All proceeds benefit John and Hank Green’s P4A: Project for Awesome.

Cost: $10 (You get a great seat, a welcome drink on us, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win lots of prizes.)

Go buy your ticket now! Your name will be on the master list at the door that evening. (Note: 21 and over because of the whole being at a bar thing.)

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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.

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