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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.

Infographic
Running the Numbers on Pumpkin Spice Products
Technology
Efficient Printer Recycles Scrap Paper Right in the Office
Fun
A Collection of Free Historical Costume Patterns
Art
The 50 States Made With Things From Nature
Infographic
The Most Popular Dog Names of 2015
Food
Narcissists Can Now Bake Cookies Shaped Like Their Own Faces (or Their Pets)
Animals
Japan Makes Train Tracks Safer for Turtles With Underground Walkways
Animals
9 Floppy Facts About Basset Hounds
Big Question
What's the Difference Between Jam, Jelly, and Preserves?
Design
Bicycles Painted in Pantone's Spring 2016 Colors Are Delightful
Videos
A Look at a Brewery's Assembly Line From the Beer's Point of View
Art
Artist Creates Miniature Paintings on Seeds
Fun
This Bedding Lets Children Achieve Their Dreams of Becoming a Sith Lord
Fun
Biodegradable Bowls Find Use for Food Waste
Fun
Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees
Fun
Artist Recreates Dante's 'Inferno' With LEGO Bricks
Books
These Books Are Also Brazilian Subway Tickets
Design
Meet Flowerman, Your Charming New Floral Friend
Gift Guide
11 Brilliant Gifts for the LEGO Lover in Your Life
Design
Drink Vibrant Colors With Pantone Tea Cocktails
Design
Colorful Felted Cat Beds for the Surrealist Kitty in Your Life
Animals
11 Solid Facts About the English Bulldog
Videos
Watch Master Artisans Handmake Gorgeous Moroccan Tile Mosaics
Gift Guide
27 Amazing Options for Your Next Ugly Sweater Party
Technology
Soon You'll Be Able to Turn Your Otherwise Useless iPhone Into a Game Boy
Art
Artist Carves Skeletons Into Fruit With Creepy Results
Gift Guide
15 Specialized Wrapping Papers for Everyone in Your Life
Design
Astronomy-Themed Planters Take Their Inspiration From the Kuiper Belt
TV
Former 'Rugrats' Storyboard Artist Imagines the Characters as Adults
Photos
Photographer Captures the Beauty of Rescued Birds
Infographic
What 200 Calories of Thanksgiving Foods Looks Like On Your Plate
Gift Guide
15 Cool and Unusual Scarves to Keep You Warm
Design
Artist Creates Rings Out of Cotton Candy
Gift Guide
15 Pop Culture-Inspired String Lights to Illuminate the Holidays
Videos
Making Sushi Out of a Big Mac
Music
Bill Murray and Phoenix Are Releasing a Christmas Song
Science
The Germs in Subways, Visualized
Fun
Limited Edition LEGO Slippers Keep Your Feet Safe From Brick-Stepping Accidents
Animals
9 Fuzzy Facts About the Portuguese Water Dog
Infographic
A Guide to Beer and Food Pairing
Animals
15 Amazing Dog (and Cat) Houses
Fun
Explore Fictional Space With This Cool Poster
Big Question
Why Don't You Have to Put "WWW" Before URLs?
Videos
This Bike Park Looks Like A Video Game
Fun
Turn Your Tweets and Texts Into Cuneiform for the Ultimate Throwback
Design
With Virtual Reality, You Can Go Shopping With Giraffes
Art
Artist Inserts Pop Culture Icons Into Classic Works of Art
Art
Bioengineered Replica of Vincent van Gogh's Ear Comes to New York
Fun
This Cool Pencil Becomes a Spinning Top
Design
Collect All These 3D Printable Corgis
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