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The bathroom read to end all bathroom reads!
What does Greece (the country) have to do with Grease (the movie)? And what does Grease (the movie) have to do with greasy food? Plenty, if you ask the folks at mental_floss.
Based on the magazine's "Scatterbrained" section, the mental_floss gang has taken on the Mount Everest of trivia challenges: connecting the entire world through the juiciest facts they could find. How do you get from Puppies to Stalin; from Humpty Dumpty to Elizabeth Taylor; from the Hundred Years' War to 8 Minute Abs; or even from Schoolhouse Rock to Abstract Expressionism? You'll just have to open up the book to find out.
About the Author
(Right to left): Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as freshmen at Duke University and in their senior year parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of mental_floss magazine. Five years later, they're well on their way to creating a knowledge empire. In addition to the magazine, a board game, a weekly CNN Headline News segment, and a daily updated Web site (you can check it out at www.mentalfloss.com), the two have collaborated on seven mental_floss books. In their spare time, Will and Mangesh enjoy touring the country doing magic shows under the stage name Penn and Teller.