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9 Facts You Might Not Know About Portland, OR

This is extremely flossy! Interesting factoids are appearing on vacant building windows around Portland. If YOUR city/metro/town took part in a massive public knoweldge drop, what would they put on the store windows? Tell us in the comments below! Let’s see who can come up with the most obscure/interesting local factoid. via

Signing Off

My flossy friends, This week marks five years since I started blogging for mental_floss, and a great five years it has been. It’s been a privilege to work with and write for some of the smartest people on the Internet, and to have such a sharp but supportive group of regular readers; you guys have always [...]

NYC QR Code Hunt Winners!

Meet your winners! This _flossy pair did the entire QR code hunt in a staggering 30 minutes! Congrats and enjoy the Ford Fiesta! Special thanks to Jason English, Hannah, Carl Johnson, Tom Toce, Becky Hayes, Team Detroit, AMG, Karen Untereker at Ogilvy, Rebecca Foley at Two Boots, Scott at Ford Motors and all the other mom and [...]

Your New (School) Year’s Resolution

I don’t remember if I made a New Year’s resolution back in January, but if I did I certainly haven’t kept it—my abs remain, shall we say, ill-defined, I have 32,170 messages in my inbox waiting to be filed, and I’ve still never been to Portland. Rather than wait four months to make another meaningless [...]