Mental Floss

Spam spam spam spam spam


I just got the best piece of weight-loss spam I've ever seen. The headline was "If you like to taste but have an ugly waist..." I like my waist just fine, thanks, but I have to commend the authors of the email for their literary flair. Anything that brings poetry back into American life is good by me.

Speaking of weight-loss and spam, the Jan/Feb issue from this year covered them both: there was a very serious piece on fat vaccines, and an only-slightly-less-serious piece on 10 bizarre museums, one of which is entirely devoted to everyone's favorite mystery meat. More on the the museum here -- if you live in Austin, Minnesota, it's holding a grand spam-boree tomorrow! -- and more on the mag here.