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Mental Floss: Questions

Illustrations for Mental Floss feature "25 of Your Most Pressing Questions Answered!"

Art Director
Winslow Taft 

  What will happen if I eat “Do Not Eat” silica packets?

What will happen if I eat “Do Not Eat” silica packets?

  How do our noses “adjust” to bad smells?

How do our noses “adjust” to bad smells?

  Why can’t I wear white after Labor Day?

Why can’t I wear white after Labor Day?

 What college major should I choose?

What college major should I choose?

 Will the browns ever win?

Will the browns ever win?

 Why do we still have blimps?

Why do we still have blimps?

 How notable do I need to be to get a Wikipedia entry?

How notable do I need to be to get a Wikipedia entry?

 Why are objects in the mirror closer than they appear?

Why are objects in the mirror closer than they appear?

 Why can I only have 3.4 ounces of liquids in my carry-on?

Why can I only have 3.4 ounces of liquids in my carry-on?