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Now That’s A Great Massage

(Video Link) As a kitty, that’s a good way to get your puppy to like you, and Toby the pug is certainly not complaining here. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

15 Memorable mental_floss Moments of 2011

A lot of exciting things happened in the mental_floss universe in 2011. Here are the 15 we could remember. 1. We Helped Solve a Back to the Future Mystery Back in August, we threw out a question for discussion: “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown? He’s just in Doc’s house to start [...]

If You Happen to Be Shopping Today Near Chesterland, Ohio…

Just a reminder: there is a mental_floss retail store! It’s in Chesterland, Ohio. Toby, Melanie, Dana, Amy, office dog Leo and the rest of the gang would love to meet you. Here’s the address: 8051 Mayfield Road. Chesterland, OH 44026 Tell them that guy from the website sent you!

Fraley’s Robot Repair

This whimsical store appeared in downtown Pittsburgh on November 18th. The sign on the door says the owners are on vacation, but that just covers the fact that this is an art installation by Toby Atticus Fraley. The installation is part of the “Pop Up Pittsburgh” project designed to brighten vacant storefronts in downtown Pittsburgh. Along [...]

The Late Movies: Toby Ziegler’s Best Rants on The West Wing

Every now and again, you screw something up and deserve to get reamed out. No one does a more effective reaming than fictional White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler. Here, we’ve rounded up some of Toby’s best rants. Watch it now and breathe a sigh of relief that no one yelled at you like this [...]

Toy Trivia Contest!

Will, Mangesh, Toby and I will be spending the next few days at the big Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York trying to convince the game-buying elite to stock Split Decision. If you’re attending the Toy Fair, head on over to Booth 6177 and say hello!* To celebrate (and give us something [...]

Recent Visitors to the mental_floss Store

The front part of our Ohio office serves as our retail store, and people travel great distances to cross “visit the mental_floss retail store” off their bucket lists. Last week Emily and Adrienne Davis made the trip from Oberlin, Ohio, and by all accounts they were wonderful guests. (Emily technically came all the way from [...]

Good Times in Chicago

We’re having a grand old time showing off Split Decision at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Will, Mangesh, Ethan, Toby and I met some great people today, like Jessica and Bob Bregant (pictured), and Mike Collofello, who’s not pictured—unless after we talked to him he changed into this: We’ll be back at the booth 10am [...]

Retail Store Grand Opening

Last week, we mentioned the Grand Opening of our new Ohio retail store and invited any Cleveland-area _flossers to stop on by. Stop on by you did—over 200 people paid Toby, Melanie, Nanette, Dana & Leo a visit this weekend, far exceeding (my) expectations. There were even readers waiting in the parking lot when Toby [...]