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11 Great Gift Ideas We’ll Ship to You for Free Today

There’s a sale going on in the mental_floss store this weekend. Here are just a few of the great gift ideas you can get with FREE SHIPPING today (no minimum; U.S./Canada orders only) — just use the coupon code BESTTHING during checkout. (No, this does not count as one of the ’11 lists’ you were [...]

Things You’ve Conditioned Your Pet To Do

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. I like to chew gum when walking the dog. At this point, simply opening the cabinet where the gum is [...]

One High School Class Every Senior Should Take

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. In an effort to churn out better-prepared graduates, you’ve been hired to develop one course that all high school seniors [...]