We know, we know... we're trying to get on the ball with this "technical difficulties" thing. Won't you click around these quizzes and prove your smarts as we get stuff in order over... READ ON
By Steve Wiegand
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Once a year (starting this year), we're going to celebrate the return of t-shirt weather with a big 20%-off sale. So as you start counting down to your summer vacations, you can stock up on all the _flossy essentials "“ quirky t-shirts (like "When Life Gives You Scurvy, Make Lemonade" and "Hyperbole is the Best Thing Ever!"), books for the beach, and fantastic games for rainy days.
The sale ends at 11:59pm EST Friday night. To get your 20% off, head over to our store, fill up your cart, and... READ ON
Our friends at New Amsterdam Records are throwing a release party tonight for Nadia Sitora's debut album, first things first. The festivities start at 8pm at the Galapagos Art Space (16 Main Street @ Water Street). Here are the details.
For more about New Amsterdam Records, read David Israel's interview with co-founders Judd Greenstein and William Brittelle. David also sat down with Nadia herself "“Â read their Q&A session... READ ON
Two quick things:
1) If you LOVE witty garments that cover both your torso AND part of your arms, you're in... READ ON
Today's quiz tests your mastery of all things really tall. Well, not all things. Just buildings. Let's see how well you know your skyscrapers.
Take the Quiz:... READ ON
Stacy Conradt asked for photos of your tattoos, and boy did you deliver! AndrÃ©a Fernandes sorted through your submissions and has assembled this gallery. To be friendly to those of you with slow Internet connections (like her), she paginated the post so all the photos aren't on one page. Which one's your... READ ON
We're big fans of New Zealander Justin Brown around the office. The spunky author once lost a rugby bet. The wager? He had to fly to England, and sing and play his guitar door-to-door busking for money until he had enough to travel home (He wrote about the adventure in his book UK on a G-String.)
In any case, Justin was recently laid off after 10 years at his job in radio. But instead of moping about it, he's decided to create a website: wehaventlaidanyoneoff.com. And because we (mental_floss) haven't... READ ON
In honor of Kevin Roose's wonderful book, we asked readers to pitch us your idea for an ethnography project. While we heard a ton of great proposals, the three pitches we would commission (if we had the money to commission such things) are:
-Jo's pitch on living with the chickens at a chicken farm "Gorillas in the Mist"-style, tentatively titled "Chickens in the Excrement"
-Todd's pitch on studying the NASCAR scene, and living with fans who RV across the country to events.
-Amy's pitch on infiltrating... READ ON
Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.