And Now A Word About Our Sponsor

Jason English

If you're a regular visitor, you may have noticed this advertisement for Ithaca's 'Light in Winter' festival:

The Light in Winter staff has kindly offered two free tickets to one lucky mental_floss reader. First, a little more info on the festival:

"Join us in Ithaca this month as science and art intersect to explore the many facets of 'Identity.' Where else will you see superheroes, robots, world explorers, cosmic gardens, a musical dim sum and one of South Africa's greatest musicians, all in one weekend? Get your ticket and hotel packages now, and make sure to visit Ithaca for Light in Winter, Ithaca's unique festival of science and the arts."

If you're going to be in upstate New York next weekend "“ or you'd be willing to make the trip "“ here's how you can win free tickets:

Leave a comment with the most interesting trivia tidbit about upstate New York. We'll pick a winner on Tuesday.

Rather not leave it to chance? Book your tickets at

(And if any other festivals want to allocate part of their marketing budget to mental_floss, e-mail me.)