A Lifeline for Last-Minute Shoppers

Jason English

Right now it's 17 degrees in New York, 11 degrees in Detroit, and in Bloomington, Illinois, it's 1 (but feels like -16). And it's December 22nd, which means you don't want to be driving within three highway exits of any major shopping mall. But what if you still need to cross a name or two off your holiday gift list?

If I told you there was a way you could still get mental_floss t-shirts or books delivered before Christmas, would that be something you'd be interested in? Call our office in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and either Dana, Nanette, Melanie or Toby will be happy to assist you "“ 440-338-6316. (They'll be inside. It's 7 degrees there.) If you call by noon tomorrow, if you're willing to grease the palms of the magic FedEx elves, your order should arrive before Christmas.

Another option is a mental_floss gift card. You can have the gift card e-mailed directly to your recipient and nobody has to go outside—not even to the mailbox.

And while we're on the subject, here's a piece Cleveland's NBC affiliate ran on our Chagrin Falls headquarters last month: