Is budgeting your holiday spending a tricky proposition? Look no further. We've collected more than 2,000 questions from the early mental_floss archives to bring you mental_floss Trivia: Brisk, Refreshing Facts Without the Ice Cream Headache. The reader-friendly layout gives you the answers on the spread immediately following the questions - no annoying flipping-to-the-back-of-the-book to get your score. At more than 850 pages, you'll enjoy hours of reading and sharing pleasure!
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MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters/LandovWater is the key ingredient in the mixture. It’s also treated with guar gum and/or clay as thickeners, to turn the liquid into a “blanket” and keep it from evaporating in the heat or being blown away before it hits the drop zone. Those thickeners also help to cover more... READ ON
Some Dum Dums have wrappers with question marks where the flavor is normally printed. This was a marketing idea that made the production process run more smoothly and made eating Dum Dums more fun. ... READ ON
The conclusion to our two-part exclusive interview with Trace Beaulieu, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now with Cinematic Titanic
Read yesterday's part one... READ ON
A two-part exclusive interview with Trace Beaulieu, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now with Cinematic... READ ON
Call us morbid, but we've always wondered whether a decapitated head can still see for any length of time after being severed. Fortunately, we discovered that we aren't the first people who've scratched their heads over this curiosity. In the early 19th-century France (back when being guillotined was more or less a rite of passage), a series of scientists investigated the question. They concluded that decapitated heads continued to respond to external stimuli for several seconds after, um, parting from... READ ON
Years of expansion and multiple franchise relocations have made the NHL a much different league than it was just two decades ago. Since the NHL season begins tonight, let's see if you can name all 30 current NHL teams. We don't need city or state names, just the team names. Give it a shot!
Take the Quiz: 30 Teams, 5... READ ON
On the left are outlines of ten well-known islands, and your job is to match them up with the island name on the right. Good luck!
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7-Up was originally called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda."