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Mental Floss

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For the record: Mental Floss magazine is an intelligent read, but not too intelligent. We're the sort of intelligent that you hang out with for a while, enjoy our company, laugh a little, smile a lot and then we part ways. Great times. And you only realize how much you learned from us after a little while. Like a couple days later when you're impressing your friends with all these intriguing facts and things you picked up from us, and they ask you how you know so much, and you think back on that great afternoon you spent with us and you smile. Review

Mental Floss magazine is the premier magazine for knowledge junkies. Originally published in 2001, this periodical is perfect for anyone who enjoys quirky humor and mass amounts of trivia. Popular with people of all ages, it's an intelligent read that's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. It's a great gift for the person who secretly wants to know everything.

Mental Floss magazine features a fresh style and design that adds to its appeal. It attracts a wide variety of subject experts, journalists, and academics who contribute to the publication on a regular basis. Readers appreciate the fact that approximately 80 percent of the magazine is dedicated to interesting content. If you enjoy things like logic puzzles or daily quizzes, this is the periodical to turn to. The puzzles are a wonderful way to stimulate your brain on a lunch break or when you have a few spare minutes during the day.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Mental Floss magazine was recently included in Inc. magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Notable lists and articles cover topics such as quirky menorahs, the stories behind regional soft drinks, the reason dogs walk in a circle before they lay down, television characters who were supposed to die but didn't, and the accidental birth of wrapping paper.

A subscription to Mental Floss magazine gives you the knowledge to impress your friends and family numbers with interesting trivia they might not otherwise learn. It provides you with many stimulating things to think about, instead of the mundane.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: The Week Publications
  • ASIN: B000085A6U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
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725 of 765 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best New Magazine September 1, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
In an age of books "for dummies" and "complete idiots," Mental Floss is a magazine that makes you "feel smart again." Let's face it, some of those "dummies" books are pretty good, but you wouldn't display them in your home or read them on the train. By contrast, I openly read Mental Floss in public and place the latest issue on my coffee table.

The magazine combines a cheeky sense of humor with a wealth of information. I loved the recent "Y Files issue." "Why is yawning contagious?" "Why do people yell `Geronimo' before jumping?" "Why does the United States print $2 bills?" Mental Floss delivers the answers. Trivial pursuit may leave you wondering "why" about an answer, but Mental Floss never does.
The current "swimsuit issue" is a blast. It's not exactly titillating, but it is stimulating. The sight of Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt in swimwear is enough to turn your attention to the articles.
There's no magazine I'd recommend more highly.
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345 of 369 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Thing In My Mailbox! July 4, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have subscribed to "Mental Floss" from the very beginning, and now look forward to each new issue anxiously. Founded just a couple of years ago by two former college roommates who wanted a fun, hip, urbane magazine to make them smarter with style, "Mental Floss" has become a huge success, and is one of the few new magazines that debut each year that is actually prospering.
Each issue is loaded with information on interesting topics, from how common (or very uncommon) things work, to odd and unknown histories and biographies that you will not find anywhere else (and if you did, certainly not in as condensed and succinct a form as you will find here.) Without exception, the writers are literate, knowledgeable, and good humored.
The things that you don't know will amaze you after reading this magazine. Try "Mental Floss", and I am willing to bet that you will be hooked. I know I am.
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129 of 136 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick mental jolts to keep your brain entertained December 16, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
There are magazines you read for specific how-to texts, like how to fix your kitchen sink. There are magazines you read to stay up to date with the latest news in the world, your field, or a given region. Then there are magazines like Mental_Floss, which is more like a "News of the Weird" magazine version release. These aren't brain puzzles to improve your memory a la Brain Age. They aren't research pieces that will test or challenge your mental ability. Instead, they are quirky factoids.

What is yelling "Geronimo" all about? Just what is a "Vegemite Sandwich"? There are all sorts of odd things covered here. Sometimes they touch on science, world politics or human relations - but often they're related to pop culture, the things you hear every day and never really thought about.

It's intriguing that how you react to this magazine is probably based a lot on what you have read until now. If what you've been reading has been mainstream newspapers aimed at the "lowest common denominator", or the Dummies series of books, you'll be greatly refreshed by this! This magazine doesn't assume you're a dummy with a dead brain. It assumes you want to learn, to grow, to find out the "why" behind the things in your world. It's aimed for people who pop onto Wikipedia when they hear about a new, interesting item on the news ... or people who jump onto IMDB to see what else an actor was in when they watch a movie. It's for people who are intrigued by those connections and backgrounds.

On the other hand, Mental_Floss generally provides a surface read. It's the perfect bathroom magazine - but for those who already get mentally challenging magazines, they might be let down by a magazine that is explicitly named Mental_Floss. This doesn't provide in depth or rigorous details on anything.
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, but not too serious May 21, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Finally! A magazine that does not insult your intelligence, but is still fun. This is not just another magazine full of whiners with good vocabularies. It will inform, but still laugh at itself. Fun reading for the thinking person, who doesn't care what Britney Spears is doing!
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars totally engrossing January 30, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I just recieved my first copy of mental floss and I havent been able to put it down. In one sitting I found out the meaning behind common nursery rhymes, the origins of conflicts in Rwanda and East Timor, and realized the importance of physicists. Mental Floss is different then Time, Newsweek etc. because it puts information and knowlege out there in a way that wont bore you to tears. I can feel my brain expanding everytime I turn the page and feel much more confident in global news and relive prior events, fads, and trends that I soon would have forgotten (rubix cube?). I really am eager to keep getting new editions. Maybe in a few years, I can finally send for my MENSA exam.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go get a copy today! September 3, 2003
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Subscription Term Name:1 year
I bought an issue of Mental Floss at the bookstore after reading an article about it in the Washington Post. It is certainly the most enjoyable, irreverant perodical out there today. Beyond just factoids and useless information, the editors seem to strive to put knowledge into context, so that when you are waxing on the industrial revolution's relationship to Marxism at your next party, you'll actually know what you are talking about! I think this magazine would be a great gift for anybody, but it is certainly perfect for young people with a thirst for knowledge. The perfect thing to have on the coffee table of your first apartment. Go buy a copy today!
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