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.
2000-Year-Old Cat Pawprint Found on a Roof Tile
Ambient Sounds Can Make Creepy Places Feel Comfortable
Google Will Now Tell You When That Coffee Shop Is Busy
Watch a Slow-Motion Video of Lightning in Action
A Drug That Mimics the Effects of Exercise Helps Mice Lose Weight
Placebos May Work Even If You Know the Treatment Isn't Real
11 Mischievous Facts About Bugs Bunny
Surprise! Makeup Ads Are Lying to You
A Look Inside Iron Mountain, a Fort Knox of Cultural Treasures
8 Fiendish Facts About Tasmanian Devils
Sarcasm Is Good for Creativity
In Space, Fizzing Tablets Dissolve Into Bubbly, Liquid Spheres
This Is the World’s Oldest Running Shoe
Why Do Pools Make Your Eyes Red?
How Do Roosters Decide Who Will Crow? It’s a Dominance Thing
Scientists Are Building Mini Global Warming Zones in Forests
Anxiety Makes People Clean Obsessively
Musical Preferences Can Predict How Empathetic You Are
Is This Leggy Creature a Snake Ancestor? Scientists Disagree
Acupuncture May Work By Blocking Stress Hormones
11 Timelapses That You Should Watch to Pretend You’re On Vacation
15 Arachnophobic Facts About Camel Spiders
Farming May Be Much Older Than We Thought
Behind the Scenes of the NYC Subway, Where Trains Are Run on 1930s Switchboards
4 Future Gadgets That Could Alert You to Spoiled Food
This Placemat Hides Your Phone So You Have to Focus on Your Dinner Companions
A Visual History of How Batman Movies Have Changed Since the 1940s
Lonely People Have Social Skills, They're Just Too Anxious to Use Them
Delicious Dioramas Made of Food
What Makes Red Meat Red?
The First People Entered the Americas 23,000 Years Ago, Study Finds
5 Ways Plants Communicate
Genius E-Ink Parking Signs Change Based on the Day
NASA Releases a New Blue Marble
Study Finds Experts Overestimate Their Knowledge
6 Responses to Sneezes From Around the World
Can Fish Taste?
Plankton Make Clouds Brighter and the Earth Cooler
4 Garbage Bins That Do More Than Just Collect Trash
Oldest Evidence For Eating Chicken Found In Israel
This 19th Century Performer Wowed Audiences With Musical Farts
People Believe Comparisons With ‘More Than,’ Not ‘Less Than’
Your Favorite Beach Is Covered in Poo
Youngest or Eldest, Your Birth Order Doesn’t Affect Your Personality
6 Examples of Early Fast Food From Ancient History
Creepy Little Fanged Fish Discovered in Australia
Amazing Images of Classic Japanese Fart Battles
How Are Emoji Made?
What Your Phone Use Says About Your Depression
Scientists Find the World’s Oldest Sperm Cells
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