1 New Product & 5 Fun Facts


If the problem with your hot beverage transportation device is that it lacks our logo, you're in luck! This holiday season, we've added the mental_floss travel mug to our store. And if you order between now and 11:59pm ET Monday and use the code EARLYBIRD,* you get free shipping.

Whether you're looking to replace your shoddy old mug or need a Secret Santa present, now's the time to buy.

To thank you for reading this little commercial interruption, here are five fun facts from the mental_floss Twitter account: At Fatburger, you can order a 'Hypocrite'—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon. * "Uncle Sam" was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked as a meat inspector during the War of 1812. * Did the voice in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse theme song sound familiar? That was Cyndi Lauper (though she was credited as 'Ellen Shaw'). * The last time the French government used the guillotine to execute a convicted criminal wasn't in the 1700s or 1800s—it was 1977. * Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, who played Elise Elyse and Steven Keaton on Family Ties, were born on the same day (June 22, 1947).

Now go stock up on travel mugs!

* And you live in the United States or Canada.