What Is Awesome?


Last night we were mentioned on Jeopardy! I'm not sure how many people in our office would have gotten this one right—the answer, er, question, was What is Irreverent?—but somehow Arthur Chu nailed it. ("I don't read mental_floss," he said on Twitter. "That was a huge guess.") 

I haven't seen the episode but it sounds like Arthur is a polarizing contestant. Whether you love him or hate him (and based on his live-tweeting of the episode, I love him), he can afford a whole lot of copies of our 2008 book The Mental Floss History of the World.