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Act Quick: Chicago Trivia Show tickets are moving fast!

Hey, Chicago Flossers: Just a quick reminder that we’re bringing the (not yet) award-winning Mental Floss Trivia Show to the wonderful Goose Island Wrigleyville on Nov. 21st. Tickets are just $10 when you purchase them online , and we’re donating all proceeds to 2 local incredible local charities– the Gads Hill New Horizons mentoring program, [...]

mental_floss Trivia Show, Windy City Edition!

Hey, Chicago Flossers: On Sunday, November 21st we’re bringing the (not yet) award-winning Mental Floss Trivia Show to the windy city. Tickets are just $10 when you purchase them online , and we’re donating all proceeds to 2 local charities– the Gads Hill New Horizons mentoring program, and the Better Tomorrow Education Fund. So, if you [...]

10 Great Train Robberies

1. The First Train Robbery in the West Although Jesse James popularly gets credit for committing the first train robbery, the following robbery actually predates his: On November 5, 1870, just west of Reno, NV, a Central Pacific passenger train was overtaken by a gang of robbers who’d been tipped off that the train was carrying [...]