The Fastest-Growing Companies (We're #3,164!)

Jason English

We've all heard actors and athletes who've won something say, "I couldn't have done it without the fans!" But in this case—if you count finishing in 3,164th place "winning"—that's absolutely true.

For the second year in a row, mental_floss has been named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. magazine. When you break it down by industry, we're sitting in 38th place in the media category.

This isn't exactly a great year for magazines. So we shouldn't miss the opportunity to give virtual hugs and handshakes to all of the readers who are keeping us in business—and thriving—during these iffy times. Thank you for coming back again and again to read our stories. For telling your friends or parents or home healthcare workers about our magazine. For repeating fun facts you learned here during dinner parties and bowling tournaments and study hall periods, and on Twitter and Facebook. And thanks for snatching up the t-shirts, books and games in our store at such an alarming rate (alarming to the folks in our Cleveland office who have to process all those orders).

As our President Will Pearson so succinctly explained, "We started the magazine in college...eight years later, here we are!" Without you guys, the second part of that sentence could have easily been "...and we enrolled in law school the following year!"