CLOSE

Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill writes about the oddities of history for such outlets as The Atlantic, Jezebel, The Week, and mental_floss. Her new book Unmentionable: The Victorian Ladies Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners is coming in November from Little, Brown. Follow her on her blog.

8 Old Wedding Traditions You Didn't Know Existed
8 Items from the 1985 Montgomery Ward’s Catalog We Wish Were Still for Sale
6 Beach Reads From 100 Years Ago
9 Delightful Recipes From the 1950s You Should Make with Your Kids Today
7 Practical Uses for Tattoos
Can You Decipher These 11 Historical Political Cartoons?
7 Creative Ways Modern Horror Films Get Rid of Cell Phones
8 How-To Books From 100 Years Ago That Are Still (Sort of) Useful
6 Products That Were Ahead of Their Time
12 Things You Didn't Know Were Named After People
14 Fun Pinterest Easter Alternatives
15 Classified Ads We Hope Had Happy Endings
12 Chinese Travel Tips for Visiting America
16 Ways to Find Love in the Personal Ads (in 1900)
7 Ways People Humiliated Each Other 100 Years Ago
Elks, Shriners and Masons: How 6 "Old Man" Frats Got Their Names and Symbols
6 Predecessors to the Toilet
10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids
How to be a Servant Worthy of Downton Abbey
How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago
7 Lesser-Known Hobbies for the Bored and Adventurous
4 Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America
7 Pinterest Boards Dedicated to Your Childhood Toys
What to Expect When You're Expecting (100 Years Ago)
11 Weird Artistic Tributes to Mr. Spock
17 Really Strange Pinterest Boards
How Did Humans Learn to Paint in Three Dimensions?
18 Vintage Photos of Very Cranky Kids
15 Beautiful Objects We Don’t Use Anymore
15 Strange and Awesome Cookbooks
10 Cool Handmade Toys Kids Will Actually Want
6 Forgotten Places, Rediscovered
10 Internet Lies That Won't Die
Mr. Mumler’s Ghosts: The Father of Spirit Photography
16 Practical Uses for Really Creepy Dolls
18 Terrifying Old Costumes You Can't Unsee
6 People Who Survived Their Own Executions
11 Things You Might Not Know You Can Still Buy
5 Disturbing Historical Practices You Should Never, Ever Try
5 Great Skincare Tips (From 100 Years Ago)
How to Be Popular: 5 Helpful Films From the 1940s and '50s
5 How-To Manuals from the Middle Ages
5 Easy Tips for Better Hair (From the Early 1900s)
8 Weekly World News Headlines that Turned Out to be True
5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History
5 Ways to Avoid Being Rude (According to 100-Year-Old Etiquette Rules)
How Evil is Your Head?: 9 Illustrations from a 1902 "Character Reader"
The True Origin Stories of 7 Happy Words
11 '80s TV Stars Who Recorded Obscure Albums
7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.