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Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a senior staff writer for MentalFloss.com. Her work has previously appeared in Fast Company, Popular Science, and Architect magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.
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The Internet Archive is Making 62 Obscure, Out-of-Print Books Available Online
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Eye-Catching Videos Show the Beauty of Chemical Reactions
11 Out-of-This-World Facts About Carl Sagan
How to Clear the Data on Your Old Phone Before You Sell It
The English Town That Changed Its Name Because of Sacha Baron Cohen
Palace in Venice’s Famous Piazza San Marco to Reopen for the First Time in 500 Years
10 Alternatives to Columbus Day Celebrated Around the Country
Why People Walked Differently in Medieval Times
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7 Fast Facts About AIM to Make You LOL
That Time The U.S. Confirmed You Can Only Kill A Yeti In Self-Defense
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The Netherlands Is Paving Its Roads With Recycled Toilet Paper
Honda Debuts a Rain-Proof Disaster Robot That Can Climb Ladders
Grass-Fed Beef Is Actually Worse for the Planet, Report Finds
5 Trouble-Shooting Tips to Keep Your House Plant Alive
5 Self-Portraits Famous Authors Doodled in Their Own Books
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