Our very first hardback, The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits goes on sale on the web today! And if you can't tell from all the extra exclamation points, we're pretty darn excited. In fact, we can't stop talking about all the great stories that are crammed into the thing: from why getting slapped across the face and then crying in public was the most important thing a Babylonian king could do to keep his job, to why Queen Elizabeth cursed Walter Raleigh for introducing her to potatoes, and then banned them from England for the next 100 years!
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