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.

Travel
A Costa Rican Hotel Made From a Converted Boeing 727 Airplane
Design
Astronomical Watch Gorgeously Depicts the Real-Time Orbits of Planets
Fun
Largely Unknown Section of Central Park Now Open to the Public
Animals
10 Fancy Facts About the Papillon
Art
In Rare 'Antiques Roadshow’ Misfire, High School Art Gets Valued at $50,000
Food
Instagram User Pairs Amazing Food With Fancy Shoes
Design
These Modern Aquariums Double as Works of Art
Animals
Immortalize Your Pet With Custom Embroidery
Design
French Artist Cuts Paper Into Incredibly Detailed Art Pieces
Booze
11 Refreshing Facts About Margaritas
Videos
Watch This Cotton Candy Rapidly Melt Into a Syrupy Puddle
Animals
See Vintage Pictures of the Opening of the Bronx Zoo's African Plains Exhibit
Videos
Watch a POV Video of a LEGO Train Move Around a House and Garden
List
15 Smart Gifts for the Teacher in Your Life
Food
Melon and Cheese Flavored Kit Kats Are Now a Thing
Design
These Wooden Rings Hold Tiny Landscapes
Books
You Can Order the Script for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
Travel
A Look Inside Austin's Cathedral of Junk
Fun
Tiny Bottles Show You Only Need a Single Drop of Dishwashing Soap
Animals
13 Dapper Products for World Penguin Day
Fun
Hi-C Ecto Cooler is Officially Making a Comeback
Animals
8 Unique Facts About the Swedish Lapphund
Food
Artist Creates Works of Edible Art on Marshmallows
Fun
23 Unusual Paper Clips (and Holders) to Jazz Up the Office
Music
Now You Can Get Prince's Love Symbol as a Font
Missing Links
The Missing Links: The Original 'Jungle Book' is Germany's Biggest Movie
Videos
Watch a Drum Covered in Colorful Pigment Get Hit in Glorious Slo-Mo
Fun
Take to the Skies with 'Stars Wars'-Themed Kites
Food
Rainbow Lattes are the Latest Thing in Coffee Art
Food
15 Chocolate-Covered Treats You Didn't Know You Needed
Fun
These Teabags Feature Ninjas, Samurai, Geisha, and Sumo Wrestlers
Animals
9 Hardy Facts About Anatolian Shepherds
Fun
This Adorable Tea Infuser Is Shaped Like a Platypus
Videos
This is How Rainbow Sprinkles Come Together
Fun
Spider Catcher Lets Pacificists Catch and Release Bugs
Animals
Watch as a Very Serious Owl Takes a Ride on a Singing Toy Horse
Fun
Line of Novelty Headphones Lets You Put Sharks and Rubber Ducks in Your Ears
List
15 Fun Products to Help You Get Organized
Videos
Relax With This Oscar-Winning Short About Glassblowing
Food
15 Geeky Cookie Cutters
Videos
What's Inside an Etch A Sketch?
Animals
These Elaborate Cardboard Boxes Are Exactly What Your Cat Needs
Fun
Owner Discovers (Weirdly Adorable) Heart-Shaped Squeaker in Dog Toy
Weird
Dutch Company Makes Unconventional, Patterned Suits for Any Occasion
Food
12 Radical Facts About Chuck E. Cheese’s
Fun
Whimsical Jewelry Holds Real Flowers and Crystals Inside
List
15 Umbrellas to Keep You Dry
Fun
Brighten Rainy Days With a Color-Changing Umbrella
Food
Mother-Daughter Team Makes Impossibly Intricate Cookie Masterpieces
Design
These Dark and Silly GIFs Were Inspired By Famous Paintings
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