What Tattered Article of Clothing Do You Refuse to Throw Away?


After a summer hiatus, Friday Happy Hour is back for an eighth year! Each week the mental_floss staff gets together (in Slack) to come up with a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

1. What tattered article of clothing do you refuse to throw away? (Jake)

2. Let's go back to the golden age of instant messaging (AOL/AIM/ICQ). How did you come up with your first screen name? (Shaunacy)

3. What's your favorite terrible joke? (Chloe)

4. What is the last TV show you binge watched? Do you recommend it? (Lucy)

5. What's the last book you gave up on in the middle? (Jen P.)

6. Which celebrity passing had the biggest impact on you? (Jake)

7. If your life were a music video, what would be the accompanying song? (Beth Anne)

8. What's the most embarrassing song on your phone? (April)

9. Here's one for anyone with little kids, works with little kids, or just hangs out with little kids. What simple yet hard-to-answer questions have you been asked? That's the idea behind our new series WHY? by our senior science editor Jen Pinkowski. Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to sleep? If you have an idea for a question, we'll try to answer it in a future installment and credit you/the kid in the intro. (Jason)

10. In a very early Friday Happy Hour way back in 2007, I shared a comment from a reader named Allison, who said, "It's like being at a party where EVERYONE is interesting, and I get the feeling that I can join the conversation too." In that spirit, the last question is always a place for you to come up with your own (better) questions. Have a great weekend!

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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