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Nuts & Bolts: The Skinny on Your Favorite Cocktail Treats

PECANS The All-American Nut (Image credit: Flickr user Mevrouw Cupcake) With more than 80% of the world’s output produced in the United States, pecans have been an American favorite since the days of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (both of whom grew them in their gardens). The nuts even helped fight communism during the Space Race! Apollo [...]

The Skinny on Your Favorite Cocktail Treats

1. Pecans: The All-American Nut With more than 80 percent of the world’s output produced in the United States, pecans have been an American favorite since the days of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (both of whom grew them in their gardens). The nuts even helped fight Communism during the Space Race! Apollo astronauts regularly munched [...]

The Quick 10: Nine People with Heterochromia (and one without)

Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes. It comes in several forms – different colored eyes entirely, eyes that are part one color and part another, or even eyes that are a different color around the pupil than at the outer edges. It’s quite rare, but a surprising [...]

Meet the Birmingham Office

Founding _flosser Will Pearson recently sat down with the good people at Birmingham Weekly to discuss the past, present and future of mental_floss. Posing with Will are Hazel (security), Winslow (senior art director), Neely (editor-in-chief) and Josh (art director). Not Pictured: Emmitt. Ah, there’s Emmitt. Here’s how Winslow explained why the pup wasn’t in the group [...]

Couple return honeymoon with daughter

A couple who spent the last four years sailing around the world on their dream honeymoon have finally returned home – with the two-year-old daughter they conceived during their voyage. Dave and Hazel McCabe set off on their 14,000 mile odyssey after getting married in the UK in 2005. Plain sailing: Dave and Hazel McCabe, pictured with [...]

Naked Neighbour ‘put me off men’

Denise Woodage of Reading, England told a court that the sight of her neighbor naked put her off men and sausages for life. 53-year old Paul Darlow was arrested for indecent exposure after Woodage saw him naked in his garden. The 54-year-old, who is mum to Hazel, 26, told the Post she was now anti-men as [...]