Odds/Ends: A 15%-off Sale, Our New Search Bar & More


Looking for a few more holiday gifts for those hard-to-shop-for knowledge junkies on your list? Look no further than the mental_floss store, where right now everything except subscriptions is 15% off! Pick up one of our books (Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets, for example), Law School in a Box (the top boxed law school in the country) or a pair of Freudian Slippers (just because). And don't forget to peruse our t-shirt selection. Just enter the code "stilltime" during checkout to get the 15%-off discount. The clock is ticking!
Sports Illustrated's Jimmy Traina has been very good to us. You'd be surprised how many people tell me they first learned about mental_floss after following a link from Jimmy's "Hot Clicks" column. He's holding his year-end awards (the "Clicksy Awards"), and he needs your votes. Here are links to the Most Bizarre Stories and Best Videos of 2008 categories.
Our search bar is back! Go crazy.
Andréa Fernandes' thoroughly enjoyable "Feel Art Again" series is on hiatus until January. She's finishing up a killer semester, but will be back with us in the new year as a full-fledged, college-credit-getting intern.

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Another friend of the _floss is Mario Marsicano, proprietor of Jellio. He designs, makes and sells all sorts of really random but really cool stuff, like this ViewMaster mirror and his Gummi bear lights. This year, in addition to his online store, he's set up shop at 139 Norfolk Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. They're open daily from noon to 9pm, and weekends from noon to 6. If you're in the neighborhood, stop on by before December 23rd!
Going back to our college-credit-getting intern "“ one of Andréa's areas of focus will be our Facebook page, which has been mostly ignored. If it were a house, the grass would be waist high and the neighbors would be calling the town council to complain.
From December 22-24, we're going overboard with lists. We'll start the countdown on Monday morning, with a list of 10 somethings, then 9 something-elses, all the way down to 1. Then we'll start back up until we reach 10 again on Christmas Eve. Should be a nice diversion during what should be a quiet week at the office.
That's probably more than enough announcements. But before I go, let me belatedly thank everyone for making November our best month ever in terms of readers, and more importantly, readers who came back for more. We destroyed our previous records and are on pace to challenge those figures this month. Many thanks for spending some quality time with us here on the blog. If you have any issues or ideas for the site or you just want to say hello, you can always email me (jason at mentalfloss).

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