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Jocelyn Sears

Jocelyn Sears is a staff researcher for mental_floss.com, a poet, and a dog enthusiast. She is strongly in favor of the Oxford comma.

Why Does Santa Claus Come Down the Chimney?
23 Funny Historical Letters to Santa
20 Amazingly Valuable Thrift Store Finds
9 Facts About Frances Perkins, the First Female Cabinet Member
13 Questionable Weight-Loss Products From History
9 Facts About Pioneering Lawyer and Activist Belva Lockwood
7 Facts About Bertha Knight Landes, First Female Mayor of a Major American City
5 Very Early Stories About American Women and Voting
9 Facts about Bibb County, Alabama
9 Facts About Jeannette Rankin, the First Woman Elected to Congress
Why Women Couldn’t Wear Pants on the Senate Floor Until 1993
14 Vintage Ads Featuring Ronald Reagan
9 Facts You Should Know About Maggie Hassan
9 Things You Might Not Know About Catherine Cortez Masto
13 Trailblazing Facts About Kamala Harris
16 Things You Might Not Know About Tammy Duckworth
8 Odd Beauty Standards in Turn-of-the-Century Photographs
7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop
How Photo Retouching Worked Before Photoshop
The Second Largest Religion in Each State
How 30 Chicago Streets Got Their Names
Behind the Magic: 15 Secrets of Disney Park Characters
How Nashville's Neighborhoods Got Their Names
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