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.

Architecture
When UFO Homes Were Almost Considered Ski Lodge Alternatives
Animals
Bring Your Wild Side to the Slopes With These Animal Snow Masks
Design
Relax With Space-Themed Bath Bombs
List
10 Science-y Valentine's Day Gifts
Animals
Listen to the Impossibly Adorable Sounds of a Baby Sloth
Live Smarter
On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly
Food
13 Products That Taste and Smell Like Pickles
Food
Prepare Your Entire Breakfast—Coffee Included—With One Efficient Appliance
Fun
11 Geeky Hats to Keep Your Noggin Warm This Winter
Animals
9 Fluffy Facts About the Shih Tzu
Food
These Delicate Tea Time Desserts Mirror Modern Art
Food
Cutter Turns Cookies Into Nut-Hoarding Squirrels
Fun
Heat-Sensitive Mug Shows the World Melting From Climate Change
Fun
Hit the Slopes in Flashy '80s-Inspired Ski Gear From Tipsy Elves
Fun
Torture Your Valentine With This Passive-Aggressive Card
Science
New Service Will Send Kids STEM Toys Each Month
Fun
Freshen Up With Jane Austen and Sigmund Freud-Themed Toothpastes
Fun
'Harry Potter' Bubble Bath Makes Relaxing Even More Magical
Fun
Handy Device Chills Your Beer in Just 60 Seconds
Fun
Nicktoons Funko Dolls Are Coming—After These Messages
Video Games
'Super Mario'-Themed Shot Glasses Will Warp You Into Inebriation
Infographic
What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn?
Fun
Witch-Shaped Spoon Holder Is Perfect for All Your Bubbling Potions
Fun
Make Your Own Knit Unicorn Trophy
Movies
This Simple White Mug Is Hiding a Secret That Film Geeks Will Love
Fun
These Animal-Themed Socks Pair Unlikely Friends
Technology
This Outlet Comes With a Built-In Night-Light
List
Up Your Game With 15 Pop Culture Decks of Playing Cards
Fun
Uncork Bottles Like a Cowboy With This Gun-Shaped Wine Opener
Videos
How Long Does It Take to Get to the Bottom of an Excel Spreadsheet?
Fun
Monopoly Is Asking Fans to Pick the New Game Tokens
Food
Sushi Bazooka Lets You Shoot Out Sushi Rolls in Record Time
Design
Let Hedwig Keep You Warm With This 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Scarf
Fun
Watch This 1949 Video About How to Build an Igloo
Art
Artist Creates Monochromatic 'Abandoned' Mansions With LEGOs
Booze
Is Ben & Jerry's Making a New Bourbon-Flavored Ice Cream?
Music
Former 'Blues Clues' Star Steve Burns Is Making Trippy, Kid-Friendly Music
List
11 Geeky Soaps to Level Up Your Hygiene
Booze
Having a Shower Beer? There's Now a Specific Brew For That
Fun
Show Off Your Happy Cat Family With These Adorable Car Stickers
Booze
Never Gonna Give You Hops: Rick Astley Plans to Launch His Own Beer
Booze
Get Weird With These 13 Unusual Liquors
List
16 Fast Facts About 'Homestar Runner'
Food
Want to Make Smiling Poop Cupcakes? This Emoji Cookbook Shows You How
Fun
Hide Your Cold Ones in a Marshall Mini Fridge
Books
A 'Princess Bride' Coloring Book Is Coming This Month
Animals
10 Warm Facts About Huskies
Fun
Snorlax Slippers That Snore While You Walk
Food
Handy Kitchen Device Lets You Make Your Own Rolled Ice Cream
Fun
All Your Makeup Can Now Be Pokémon-Themed
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