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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.

What's the Purpose of the Diamond on the Front of Backpacks?
Alarm Clock Doesn't Stop Until You Shoot It With a Nerf Gun
The Grizzly Bear Rug Aesthetic Also Makes For Adorable Trivets
New Image Translation Tool Turns Any Drawing Into a Terrifying Cat Monstrosity
Peeps Oreos Have Arrived, Just in Time for Easter
Trendy Keyboards Bring Back the Nostalgic Feel of Typewriters
These Clever Literary-Themed Teas Come in Book-Shaped Tins
The Entire Cast of 'South Park,' Categorized
11 Giant Pieces and Boxes of Candy You Can Actually Buy
Add Some Elegance to Your Cooking With This Swan-Shaped Ladle
Clever Strainer Gets Rid of Food Debris Without You Having to Touch It
Milner Library Is Digitizing the Colorful History of the Circus
11 Unusual Cutting and Cheese Boards
Double-Sided Pan Makes Flipping Food a Breeze
Infographic: How Do We Show Our Pets Love?
Give Tea Time More Charm With a Hedgehog Tea Infuser
When UFO Homes Were Almost Considered Ski Lodge Alternatives
Bring Your Wild Side to the Slopes With These Animal Snow Masks
Relax With Space-Themed Bath Bombs
10 Science-y Valentine's Day Gifts
On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly
13 Products That Taste and Smell Like Pickles
Prepare Your Entire Breakfast—Coffee Included—With One Efficient Appliance
11 Geeky Hats to Keep Your Noggin Warm This Winter
9 Fluffy Facts About the Shih Tzu
These Delicate Tea Time Desserts Mirror Modern Art
Cutter Turns Cookies Into Nut-Hoarding Squirrels
Heat-Sensitive Mug Shows the World Melting From Climate Change
Hit the Slopes in Flashy '80s-Inspired Ski Gear From Tipsy Elves
Torture Your Valentine With This Passive-Aggressive Card
New Service Will Send Kids STEM Toys Each Month
Freshen Up With Jane Austen and Sigmund Freud-Themed Toothpastes
'Harry Potter' Bubble Bath Makes Relaxing Even More Magical
Handy Device Chills Your Beer in Just 60 Seconds
Nicktoons Funko Dolls Are Coming—After These Messages
'Super Mario'-Themed Shot Glasses Will Warp You Into Inebriation
What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn?
Witch-Shaped Spoon Holder Is Perfect for All Your Bubbling Potions
Make Your Own Knit Unicorn Trophy
This Simple White Mug Is Hiding a Secret That Film Geeks Will Love
These Animal-Themed Socks Pair Unlikely Friends
This Outlet Comes With a Built-In Night-Light
Up Your Game With 15 Pop Culture Decks of Playing Cards
Uncork Bottles Like a Cowboy With This Gun-Shaped Wine Opener
How Long Does It Take to Get to the Bottom of an Excel Spreadsheet?
Monopoly Is Asking Fans to Pick the New Game Tokens
Sushi Bazooka Lets You Shoot Out Sushi Rolls in Record Time
Let Hedwig Keep You Warm With This 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Scarf
Watch This 1949 Video About How to Build an Igloo
Artist Creates Monochromatic 'Abandoned' Mansions With LEGOs
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