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Rebecca OConnell

Rebecca O'Connell is an assistant editor for mentalfloss.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and a Venus fly trap because she's not allowed to get a dog.

Why Do Cats Knock Things Over?
Running the Numbers on Pumpkin Spice Products
Efficient Printer Recycles Scrap Paper Right in the Office
A Collection of Free Historical Costume Patterns
The 50 States Made With Things From Nature
The Most Popular Dog Names of 2015
Narcissists Can Now Bake Cookies Shaped Like Their Own Faces (or Their Pets)
Japan Makes Train Tracks Safer for Turtles With Underground Walkways
9 Floppy Facts About Basset Hounds
What's the Difference Between Jam, Jelly, and Preserves?
Bicycles Painted in Pantone's Spring 2016 Colors Are Delightful
A Look at a Brewery's Assembly Line From the Beer's Point of View
Artist Creates Miniature Paintings on Seeds
This Bedding Lets Children Achieve Their Dreams of Becoming a Sith Lord
Biodegradable Bowls Find Use for Food Waste
Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees
Artist Recreates Dante's 'Inferno' With LEGO Bricks
These Books Are Also Brazilian Subway Tickets
Meet Flowerman, Your Charming New Floral Friend
11 Brilliant Gifts for the LEGO Lover in Your Life
Drink Vibrant Colors With Pantone Tea Cocktails
Colorful Felted Cat Beds for the Surrealist Kitty in Your Life
11 Solid Facts About the English Bulldog
Watch Master Artisans Handmake Gorgeous Moroccan Tile Mosaics
27 Amazing Options for Your Next Ugly Sweater Party
Soon You'll Be Able to Turn Your Otherwise Useless iPhone Into a Game Boy
Artist Carves Skeletons Into Fruit With Creepy Results
15 Specialized Wrapping Papers for Everyone in Your Life
Astronomy-Themed Planters Take Their Inspiration From the Kuiper Belt
Former 'Rugrats' Storyboard Artist Imagines the Characters as Adults
Photographer Captures the Beauty of Rescued Birds
What 200 Calories of Thanksgiving Foods Looks Like On Your Plate
15 Cool and Unusual Scarves to Keep You Warm
Artist Creates Rings Out of Cotton Candy
15 Pop Culture-Inspired String Lights to Illuminate the Holidays
Making Sushi Out of a Big Mac
Bill Murray and Phoenix Are Releasing a Christmas Song
The Germs in Subways, Visualized
Limited Edition LEGO Slippers Keep Your Feet Safe From Brick-Stepping Accidents
9 Fuzzy Facts About the Portuguese Water Dog
A Guide to Beer and Food Pairing
15 Amazing Dog (and Cat) Houses
Explore Fictional Space With This Cool Poster
Why Don't You Have to Put "WWW" Before URLs?
This Bike Park Looks Like A Video Game
Turn Your Tweets and Texts Into Cuneiform for the Ultimate Throwback
With Virtual Reality, You Can Go Shopping With Giraffes
Artist Inserts Pop Culture Icons Into Classic Works of Art
Bioengineered Replica of Vincent van Gogh's Ear Comes to New York
This Cool Pencil Becomes a Spinning Top
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