On January 25, we announced a $50 challenge. We made up a 10-question challenge based on information in the January/Febuary 2009 issue of mental_floss magazine; the goal was to be the first reader to submit the correct (as found in the magazine) answers for all 10 questions.
"Ben Linus" got all 10 correct answers to us at 1:43 p.m., a mere 13 minutes after the challenge was posted! Congratulations! (We'll be in touch via e-mail about your prize.)
Check out the winning answers, and some... READ ON
The... READ ON
Last Saturday, we announced our first-ever "Feel Art Again" contest, challenging our readers to design Rube Goldberg devices. Entrants were asked to "draw as complex a device as you can think of for a very simple task. The more complex the device or the funnier the device/task/situation, the better." And the winner is....
The Winner:... READ ON
In conjunction with our two "Feel Art Again" posts on Rube Goldberg (Jan. 10 and today), we're offering mental_floss's first drawing contest!
What To Do:
Invent and draw a Rube Goldberg-esque device, with an explanation.
What does that mean? Draw as complex a device as you can think of for a very simple task. The more complex the device or the funnier the device/task/situation, the better. For ideas, refer to the collection of Goldberg's cartoons on the official Rube... READ ON
Our ongoing caption contest resumes today with a submission from the hugely talented Mark Anderson.
To repeat the rules, the idea here is quite simple: Your job is to come up with a gag. Make us smile, make us laugh, extra-points for those who are able to drop some interesting fact or trivia along the way.We'll narrow down the entries to our favorites and then let YOU guys pick one winner. Remember: when dropping your gag in the comments, also let us know which t-shirt you prefer in case... READ ON
[There's still time to get your caption in!]
As promised, today we have a very special guest cartoon kindly donated by Zach Kanin. If you missed my conversation with him about his new book The Short Book, make sure you check that out here. As he mentioned in the interview: "One of my main responsibilities [at The New Yorker] was to narrow down the caption contest entries. For those who don't know, on the back page of The New Yorker there is a drawing of a cartoon that needs a caption, and about... READ ON
[there's still time to get your caption in!]
It's a new year and time for a slew of new caption contests! Our latest brilliant cartoon is by another regular _floss reader, the hugely talented Raymond Nakamura. To repeat the rules, the idea here is quite simple: Your job is to come up with a gag. Make us smile, make us laugh, extra-points for those who are able to drop some interesting fact or trivia along the way.We'll narrow down the entries to our favorites and then let YOU guys pick one winner.... READ ON
Our Time is Money contest is over, folks! Thanks to all who entered. You can check out the video for the grand total.
And the lucky winner... READ ON
The results have been tallied from our fourth caption contest and we have our winner! Thanks to all who entered and all our finalists. Mike took it with the very clever: "What can I say. He earned enough to buy me out and offered to keep me in the... READ ON
If you're just joining us, we're in the middle of a serialized video contest giving you the chance to win $25 toward WHATEVER YOU WANT in our store. Yes, just in time for that last minute holiday shopping, we're giving you the chance to spend OUR money any way YOU want and all you have to do is invest a little time in our TIME IS MONEY contest.
To repeat the rules from Wednesday's episode:
As you'll see in the video, I have a bank shaped like an hourglass. Your job is to guess how many... READ ON
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