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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.
Tiny Chameleons Have the Most Powerful Tongues
Futuristic Underwater Skyscrapers Made From Ocean Trash
How a Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into a Supervillain
11 Squeaky-Clean Facts About Spit
16th Century Skeleton Found Under a Playground
In Photos: Family Life in Turn-of-the-Century Australia
The Oldest Black Rhino In America Just Turned 45
Proof Victorian Novels Were Way More Sentimental
3 Pieces of Music Jane Austen Hand Copied Into Her Personal Collection
11 Booze-Soaked Facts about Alcohol’s Role in America’s History
25 Picturesque Facts About Montana
Human Sleep Is Very Efficient, Scientists Argue
This is What It's Really Like to Lip Read
Nearly 2000 of the Most Earth-Like Exoplanets, Visualized
Reaching for the Soap to Clean That Cut? Try Salty Water Instead
Dutch Archaeologists Find the Site of a Massacre Julius Caesar Boasted About
Netflix Socks Pause Your Show When You Fall Asleep
A Rare Look at the Work of Young Sylvia Plath
Social Network Helps the Stressed and Depressed Cope
Detroit Named America’s First UNESCO Design City
How Much a Hotel Room Will Cost In Cities Around the U.S. for New Year's Eve
The World’s Tiniest Printed Image Is the Width of a Human Hair
9 Facts About People Who Remember Everything About Their Lives
LEGO Debuts Kits to Recreate Famous City Skylines
Take a Break to Watch This Fibonacci-Inspired Zoetrope Spin
The Public Got to Name 45 New Exoplanets and Stars
How Archaeology Influenced Agatha Christie
How an Aircraft Carrier Gets Assembled, in Timelapse
The Same Microbes Help Bodies Decompose No Matter Where They're Buried
The Simple Visual Test That Might Predict Political Views
Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition
All the Roads That Lead to Rome
How Do Antarctic Scientists Eat Fresh Eggs?
This App Teaches Students Ancient Japanese Calligraphy
NASA Visualization Shows How Space Weather Ripples Across the Solar System
A Map of the World, Drawn With Just One Line
Now You Can Calculate the Worth of Your Spare Time
8 Ready-For-Departure Facts About Modern U.S. Travel
The Best Way to Give Directions, According to Linguists
A Sponge That Plugs Gunshot Wounds, Now Approved for Civilian Use
First Puppies Born Through IVF
Posting a Status Update? It’s Probably Out of Envy, Study Says
Autocorrect Your Way to New Vocabulary With This App
An Architecture Firm Wants to Bring Ice Skating to the Middle of the Thames River
Cockroaches Can Communicate Through Gut Bacteria
Slacktivists Aren’t Completely Useless, Study Argues
What Traveling Through LAX Looked Like in the '80s
Meal Deliveries Can Reduce Older People's Loneliness
The First Penis Transplant in the U.S. Planned for Soldier
How to Save a Bottle of Spoiled Wine for Just One Cent
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