It's Reader Appreciation Day!
Ever since you guys helped drive The Mental Floss History of the World from #145,000 on the Amazon bestseller list to #20 last week, Mangesh and I have been talking about how lucky we are to have such loyal readers. So from time to time, we'll be holding impromptu 'Reader Appreciation Day(s)' to give something back—in most cases, something small and quirky that you definitely did not ask for.
The first readers we'll be showering with appreciation: Jenny and Rachael! During the last Friday Happy Hour, both expressed how much they missed Rice Krispies Treats cereal, which (apparently) isn't sold in their local supermarkets. But yesterday, on a trip to Acme in Morris Plains, New Jersey, I found two boxes. So Jenny and Rachael, consider them yours. I'll be in touch about how you can claim your prizes.
Thanks to everyone for spending some of their days or nights with us here on mentalfloss.com. We'll be on the lookout for future Reader Appreciation Day openings.