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.
Mount Vernon’s New Theater Gives You a Front Row Seat to the Revolution
That Hilarious Story About Taft Getting Stuck in His Bathtub? It’s Not True
The Legal Reason Why Public Christmas Displays Feature Reindeer
The School Book That Pioneered Funny Cat Pics 100 Years Before Lolcats
11 Gifts for the Cyclist
9 Towns Across the World With Christmas-Themed Names
Bake Like a Literary Hero With 3 Recipes From Emily Dickinson
5 Great Chrome Add-Ons You Should Install Now
The Healthiest States in the U.S., Mapped
25 Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do
11 Cozy Mugs for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List
Can You Find the Money in Santa’s Sack in This Hidden Image Puzzle?
Inside the German Town Where Advent Is the Main Attraction
Researchers Pore Over the Physics Behind the Layered Latte
A Limited Edition, Handwritten Manuscript of The Great Gatsby Can Be Yours for $249
Ancient Poop Contains First Evidence of Parasites Described by Hippocrates
Where Does the Phrase '… And the Horse You Rode In On' Come From?
An AI Program Wrote Harry Potter Fan Fiction—and the Results Are Hilarious
Don't Pour Alcohol on Your Bed Bugs—Try These Tips Instead
Can You Figure Out This Newly Discovered Optical Illusion?
A Pitless Avocado Wants to Keep You Safe From the Dreaded 'Avocado Hand'
The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences
How to Say Merry Christmas in 26 Different Languages
Here Are the Best and Worst Days for Christmas Travel
Watch Christmas Island’s Annual Crab Migration on Google Street View
The Funky History of George Washington's Fake Teeth
9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Hollywood Body Doubles
People Listen (and Remember) Better With Their Right Ears, Study Finds
Calling All Neil Young/Locomotive Superfans: The Singer Is Auctioning Off His Model Trains
Pigeons Are Secretly Brilliant Birds That Understand Space and Time, Study Finds
A Mystery Shipwreck in Canada Might Be Tied to the 1917 Halifax Explosion
Overspending Online? Use This Chrome App to Resist Impulse Buys
This Pixel Kit Will Let You Play Tetris With Jellyfish DNA
'I Am Almost Always Alone': Auctioned Letters Explore Greta Garbo’s Private Life
Need to Travel Light? This Jacket Doubles as a Suitcase
Why Reading Aloud Helps You Remember More Information
Why Do Fruitcakes Last So Long?
11 Posters Worth Gifting This Holiday Season
Watch NASA Test Its New Supersonic Parachute at 1300 Miles Per Hour
Why Your Traditional Thanksgiving Should Include Oysters
Mapped: The 10 Airports Where You’re Most Likely to Get Stuck Over Thanksgiving
Getting Calls From Your Own Phone Number? Don't Answer!
Want to Be a Yosemite Ranger? Now’s Your Chance
New Images of the Massive Iceberg That Broke Off From Antarctica This Summer
10 Brilliant Gifts for the College Kid in Your Life
11 Behind-the-Counter Secrets of Baristas
Say ‘Cheers’ to the Holidays With This 24-Bottle Wine Advent Calendar
Abraham Lincoln Letter About Slavery Could Fetch $700,000 at Auction
Not Sure About Your Tap Water? Here's How to Test for Contaminants
Need a Dose of Green? Sit Inside This Mossy Auditorium
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