Mental Floss

What's the Scariest Book You've Ever Read?

Jason English
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On Fridays, I ask a series of questions to get a conversation going in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

1. I'm stealing this first one from Jamie Spatola, who runs our satellite office in North Carolina. What's the scariest book you've read? Maybe it's a novel that totally freaked you out, or something non-fiction that taught you things you wish you didn't know.

2. Have you ever encountered a product that's actually too effective? We just bought this mouthwash that promises to be long-lasting, and I swish it around before leaving the house in the morning. But the minty freshness is still lingering mid-day, messing with my taste buds, ruining lunch. It's too powerful!

3. You have the power to improve one game show, but only one. And you can only make one change to the show. What change would you make?

4. Your turn! Got a question for your fellow _flossers? Ask it here! Enjoy the long weekend! We'll try to schedule a bunch of stories in advance, so please stop by if you're bored!