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 Optical Illusion That Makes Static Lines Look Like They're Pulsing
The Northern Lights May Be Visible Over Parts of America Tonight
Thanks to Winter Storms, a New Jersey Beach’s Famous ‘Ghost Tracks’ Have Reappeared
More Evidence to Suggest That Your Insomnia Is Genetic
Why Scientists Are Hunting Down Iguanas in Florida
The Time New Jersey Took New York to the Supreme Court to Lay Claim to Ellis Island
The Virtually Unknown Book That Lived in Queen Mary's Dollhouse for Almost a Century
The Most Popular Jelly Bean Flavors in America, State by State
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New "Extreme" Post-its Can Stick Anywhere, Come Rain, Wind, or Snow
How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Alexa Has Started Randomly Laughing at Users, and Amazon Is on It
Why You Need to Go Beyond the Lint Trap to Keep Your Dryer Safe From Fires
See What Paddington 2 Looks Like Without the Bear
Find Out If Your Passwords Have Been Stolen With This Free Service
9 Untranslatable Words for Comfort That Go Beyond Hygge
Poop Visible From Space Helped Scientists Find a Remote 'Supercolony' of Penguins
The Fun Optical Illusion You Can Make With Your iPhone X
The Unexpected Optical Illusion Hidden in a Stack of Chairs
This Online Archive Will Tell You Exactly Which Typeface Your Favorite Products Use
Build Your Own Cat With These LEGO-Like Blocks
The IRS Is Warning Taxpayers About a New Scam—Here's What to Do About It
25 Icy-Cool Facts About Polar Bears
At Long Last, Someone Bought Longaberger's Basket-Shaped Office
Norway's Doomsday Seed Vault Is Getting a $12.7 Million Makeover After Flood
New Documentary Shows How Sound Designers Create the Star Wars Universe
The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
The Unexplainable Humming Sound Plaguing One Canadian City
Ciao, Roma! Alitalia Is Offering Free Stopovers in 2018
Jeff Bezos Is Helping to Build a Clock Meant to Keep Time for 10,000 Years
Sip on This: The Queen Has Banned Plastic Straws at Buckingham Palace
Barbie Is Now Giving Coding Lessons
A Cartographer Is Mapping All of the UK’s National Parks, J.R.R. Tolkien-Style
New Program Trains Dogs to Sniff Out Art Smugglers
Germany Wants to Fight Air Pollution With Free Public Transit
Watch an Antarctic Minke Whale Feed in a First-of-Its-Kind Video
No Bones About It: See How Terrifying the Sport of Skeleton Can Be
Clothes Smelling Less Than Fresh? Try Cleaning Your Washing Machine
How Much Does a Missing Comma Cost? For One Dairy in Maine, $5 Million
New MIT Technology to Help Drones Dodge Obstacles May Make Deliveries Easier
The Best and Worst States for Online Dating, Mapped
Watch a Cheetah Hunt Its Prey—From the Cheetah's Point of View
Love Gordon Ramsay's Sick Kitchen Burns? Try His Insulting Alexa App
Looking for a New Career? Airlines Will Need 637,000 More Pilots Before 2035
The World's Most Congested City Is Right Here in America
Are The Good Place and Parks and Recreation Set in the Same Universe?
What Is the Difference Between a Novella and a Short Story?
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