Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Big, successful, first-novels are usually followed by more. But here are 7 that, for one reason or other, qualify their authors for the One-Hit Wonder category:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper
This made the rounds a few weeks ago, but I think it's really funny and well-done -- and deeply, sadly true.
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). One number is provided for you.
The only ones: Escaping near death. Being a sole survivor means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter)
During the 38-week stretch from June 9, 1990, to March 1, 1991, either M.C.
In honor of tonight's mental_floss fantasy football league draft, here's a story on alternative fantasy leagues that first appeared last summer.
Fantasy football drafts are firing up, and
Military turncoats come in all shapes and sizes, motivated by all sorts of considerations: power, revenge, disillusionment, and, most often, the sound of a little extra coin.
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