We’re Hosting Live Trivia on YouTube This Friday—Come Join!

It's about as close to pub trivia as you can get.
It's about as close to pub trivia as you can get.
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It’s probably been weeks since you and your friends have wowed the competition with your extensive knowledge of obscure pop culture details and historical facts, so we’re here to fill the void with our own cheeky spin on pub trivia: Tub Trivia, hosted live on our YouTube channel by Mental Floss video host (and pub trivia champion) Justin Dodd.

Join us this Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. EST for an electrifying session of trivia broadcast straight from Justin’s dry, teal-tiled bathtub. We’re keeping the categories a secret until the cameras are rolling, but we will tell you that there are 25 questions in total, and the event will last about half an hour.

If you’re logged into your YouTube account, you can set a reminder for the event here. We hope to see you (or rather, your username) there!

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 2. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Never Got a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine as a Kid? You Can Still Buy One This Holiday Season

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Even as toys have gotten more complex in recent decades, one low-tech item has held a perennial spot on holiday wishlists. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was a hit when it debuted in 1979, and kids and nostalgic adults can still get their hands on one this December.

People who grew up in the 1980s may remember commercials promoting the “yum-yum fun” plastic appliance. Like the Easy Bake Oven and the Frosty Sno-Man Sno-Cone Machine before it, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine allowed kids to make edible treats at home. The Peanuts branding made the toy popular with kids, and despite the elbow grease required to crank a couple of ice cubes into shaved ice, it's stuck around.

If you asked for a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine for the holidays as a kid and never received one, you can still make your childhood dreams come true. The retro product is available practically unchanged from how it appeared in the 1980s. The biggest changes are that the hand crank is now easier to turn and there's a clamp for stabilizing the machine while you use it. Get one for yourself or a loved one from Amazon today for $30.

Looking for more nostalgic gift ideas? Here are some items the Millennials in your life will love.