The strangest thing Michelangelo was ever forced to sculpt. (Plus, why isn't "Arkansas" pronounced like "Kansas?")

3 jaren geleden


Text only:

You could be anywhere in your inbox this morning, but thanks for being here! 
Monday, December 28, 2015
ISTOCK
FROM THE EDITORS 
Here's What's Buzzing Around The Office:
1
In a move that may have you reassessing the greatest gift you received this holiday season, Norway wants to give Finland a mountain for its birthday. Here’s the strange reason why.
 
2
Why isn’t “Arkansas” pronounced like “Kansas”? Actually, the arguments over how to pronounce the state’s name got so heated the legislature had to get involved. We asked a linguist to retell the story here. 
 
3
Thomas Jefferson was right about a lot of things. His 1785 prediction that hot chocolate would soon overtake America’s passion for drinking tea and coffee wasn’t one of them. 
 
4
This is something we never learned in art history class: the Medicis once commissioned Michelangelo to sculpt snowmen for them! 
 
5
Rejoice, hockey players: scientists may have found a way for us to regrow lost teeth! Researchers in Tokyo have figured out how to bud several functional teeth from a single tooth root.
 
6
You should probably check out these 5 gingerbread houses based on architectural wonders before they get eaten. (Fallingwater has never looked so delicious!)
 



Afternoon Map


The U.S. Map Redrawn as 50 States With Equal Population


Travel


Man Uses First Class Ticket to Eat for Free at the Airport. For a Year.
iStock


History


From Goat Dung to Face Cream: The History of Morocco’s Argan Oil


Videos


Watch Geologists Use Molten Lava To Grill Up Some Steaks
FUN FACT
German chocolate cake isn’t named that because it comes from Europe. It’s named after the man who created it—Sam German, an American. 

For more about this, CLICK HERE

ISTOCK
© 2015 Mental Floss, Inc., All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned
by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis. You are
receiving this email because you opted in to receive notifications from mental_floss megazine
and mentalfloss.com.
Got feedback? We want to hear it! Send your thoughts to newsletter@mentalfloss.com
Add us to your address book
Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your
preferences or unsubscribe from this list
OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS:
Mental Floss Inc.
55 W 39th Street
5th Floor
New York, New York 10018
View this email in your browser
Monday, December 28, 2015
ISTOCK
FROM THE EDITORS
Here's What's Buzzing Around The Office:
1
In a move that may have you reassessing the greatest gift you received this holiday season, Norway wants to give Finland a mountain for its birthday. Here’s the strange reason why.
 
2
Why isn’t “Arkansas” pronounced like “Kansas”? Actually, the arguments over how to pronounce the state’s name got so heated the legislature had to get involved. We asked a linguist to retell the story here. 
 
3
Thomas Jefferson was right about a lot of things. His 1785 prediction that hot chocolate would soon overtake America’s passion for drinking tea and coffee wasn’t one of them. 
 
4
This is something we never learned in art history class: the Medicis once commissioned Michelangelo to sculpt snowmen for them! 
 
5
Rejoice, hockey players: scientists may have found a way for us to regrow lost teeth! Researchers in Tokyo have figured out how to bud several functional teeth from a single tooth root.
 
6
You should probably check out these 5 gingerbread houses based on architectural wonders before they get eaten. (Fallingwater has never looked so delicious!)
 


Afternoon Map


The U.S. Map Redrawn as 50 States With Equal Population

History


From Goat Dung to Face Cream: The History of Morocco’s Argan Oil
iStock

Travel


Man Uses First Class Ticket to Eat for Free at the Airport. For a Year.

Videos


Watch Geologists Use Molten Lava To Grill Up Some Steaks
FUN FACT
German chocolate cake isn’t named that because it comes from Europe. It’s named after the man who created it—Sam German, an American. 

For more about this, CLICK HERE

ISTOCK
© 2015 Mental Floss, Inc., All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered
trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by
Felix Dennis. You are receiving this email because you opted in to receive notifications from
mental_floss megazine and mentalfloss.com.
Got feedback? We want to hear it! Send your thoughts to newsletter@mentalfloss.com
Add us to your address book
Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your
preferences or unsubscribe from this list
OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS:
Mental Floss Inc.
55 W 39th Street
5th Floor
New York, New York 10018
View this email in your browser

Mentalfloss.com

Categorieën: Zakelijke goederen
Leeftijd: 19 t/m 30 jaar 31 t/m 64 jaar 65 jaar en ouder

Deel deze nieuwsbrief op

© 2019