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Counting Down Our Most Popular Quizzes of 2011 (#11-#15)

This weekend, we’ll be counting down the year’s top quizzes. Pay attention to what’s been working, because on Monday we’ll start accepting suggestions for another installment of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week. What resume wouldn’t look better with “I wrote a quiz for mental_floss” down in the MISCELLANEOUS section? (Plus you can win a t-shirt, which is [...]

Win a $3,000 Living Social Escape!

I’ll lead with a caveat: you have to have an i-something to participate in this contest. I know, I know. Not cool. (Except for owners of iOS devices.) But the app you need to participate is only available on the iOS platform. Sorry! With that out of the way, here’s the deal: I’ve teamed up with [...]

Neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 5}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at neatorama.com. Here’s how it works: Every day the rest of this week, we’ll be presenting two challenges at noon ET. They’ll be very similar to the kinds of [...]

Neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 4}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at neatorama.com. Here’s how it works: Starting today, and every day the rest of this week, we’ll be presenting two challenges at noon ET. They’ll be very similar to [...]

Neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 3}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at neatorama.com. Here’s how it works: Every day the rest of this week, we’ll be presenting two challenges at noon ET. They’ll be very similar to the kinds of [...]

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 1}

This month marks our 32nd month of the 5-day trivia hunt here on mentalfloss.com. That’s a whole lotta trivia hunting! If you’ve been with us from the start, you’ve watched the show evolve and grow, no change more substantial than when I discovered HDYK? gamer Josh Halbur and promoted him to co-Puzzle Master. Today, we [...]

HDYK? LIVE?!

Indeed! After many weeks of testing, we’re finally ready to roll out our first online, LIVE event—giving you the chance to WIN all sorts of fun mental_floss prizes, like our new book: The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America (be the first to own it [...]

motionbox.com presents HDYK? – {day 5}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com. >> Prizes! Each month, motionbox.com will be giving out 3 prizes: a free premium subscription on their site; a Vado 8GB HD cam. Plus, the [...]

motionbox.com presents HDYK? – {day 4}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com. >> Prizes! Each month, motionbox.com will be giving out 3 prizes: a free premium subscription on their site; a Vado 8GB HD cam. Plus, the [...]

motionbox.com presents HDYK? – {day 3}

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com. >> Prizes! Each month, motionbox.com will be giving out 3 prizes: a free premium subscription on their site; a Vado 8GB HD cam. Plus, the [...]