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.
The 1879 Cartoon That Predicted Skype
This Alarm Clock Slaps You Awake
A 'Star Wars' Game Designed to Teach Kids to Code
Avoiding Facebook Might Make You Happier, Study Finds
Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" Monologue, Animated
The 19th Century Love Letter That Went Viral
How a Manhole Cover Gets Made
Jellyfish Don’t Swim So Much as Suction Through the Ocean
Artist Reimagines 'Star Wars' Characters With Classical Greek Statues
Ancient River Discovered Under the Sahara Desert
7 Uniformly Spaced Facts About Polka Dots
A W.B. Yeats Poem, as Told Through Manga
How Hair Keeps Animals Clean
Listen to More Than 10,000 Wax Cylinder Recordings From the Turn of the Last Century
Thermal Imaging Scans of Pyramids May Indicate Hidden Chambers
People Feel Older When They're in a Bad Mood, Study Suggests
LA Kicks Off a Program to Save Rainwater for Drought Usage
Eerie, Beautiful Photos of Deep Sea Creatures by a Marine Biologist
Mayan Hieroglyphs Get a Digital Archive
5 Sage Tidbits of Wisdom from Carl Sagan
People Feel Empathy for Robots in “Pain”
A Machine Can Read Lying Faces Better Than Humans
See What the American Museum of Natural History Will Look Like in 2020
Good Grief! 18 Beloved Facts About 'Peanuts'
World’s Most Expensive Dollhouse Going on Display for the First Time
Men With Beards Are More Sexist, Study Finds
The Science of Making the Perfect Grilled Cheese
Rare Whale Caught on Video for the First Time
The Hidden Pooper in a 17th Century Painting
Giant Animals' Poop Makes the World Go Round
Watch Slow Motion Crickets Dance Through the Air
Poop Could Be the World’s Next Big Energy Resource
150 of Queen Elizabeth’s Outfits Go On Display Next Year
Soft Cube Robots Can Jump 2.5 Times Their Height
25 Star-Studded Facts About California
A Game That Teaches Kids to Be Young Designers
15 Videos About Life on the International Space Station
Turtle-Reliant Rube Goldberg Machine Takes Weeks to Work
How Anesthetic Works to Knock You Out
A Scientific Analysis of Civil War Beards
NASA Releases Images of Enigmatic Ancient Earthworks
5 Too-Cool Facts About Henry Winkler
India’s Haunted Fort
Video: Come for the Science, Stay for the Exploding Pumpkins
Watch Movie Posters Come to Life
How Stress Destroys Your Health
How Do Plants Decide When to Flower?
9 Incredible Images of Wet Cats Shaking Themselves Off
Exhibit Sets Out to Prove Jellyfish Cupcakes Can Be Delicious
A Musical Tribute to a Man Who Flew Away In His Lawn Chair
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