World’s Strangest

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NASA and Etsy’s Space Craft Contest

NASA and Etsy recently held a contest to send selected items of artwork into space. Although voting was supposed to close on Nov. 19, the polls appear to remain open. The grand prize winner gets $500 to spend in Etsy shops and a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to witness a space shuttle launch. Pictured [...]

Gotta tune in to WIN!

As promised, here are the details for tonight’s LIVE podcast from trivia central here in Los Angeles. First, the prizes! We’ll be giving away t-shirts from the mentalfloss store! We’ll be giving away books and DVDs, including the latest _floss book, the not-even-released-yet History of the United States! The grand-prize winner will get a $25 shopping [...]

Bald Eagle Catching a Starling

The National Wildwife Federation has an annual photography competition. The image above was the Grand Prize winner in the “Professional” category in 2009. While watching a group of bald eagles that had congregated at a local cattle feed lot, Palmer noticed the raptors were climbing into the air to catch starlings and blackbirds—not necessarily typical prey [...]

What Should A.J. Jacobs Write about Next?

More than 180 brilliant ideas were submitted in our Win a Copy of A.J. Jacobs’ new book contest . The idea was to help A.J. figure out what kind of experiment he should write about next. We narrowed all the entries to a dozen and let A.J. pick his five favorites. Each reader who submitted [...]

Win a copy of A.J. Jacobs’ new book!

As promised in yesterday’s interview with A.J., today we’ve got five, that’s-a-right, five copies of The Guinea Pig Diaries to give away. Here’s how it will go down: First, if you haven’t already, be sure to read my interview with A.J., to better your chances of scoring a book. Second, enter the contest by submitting what YOU [...]