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.
USPS's 'Informed Delivery' Service Will Email You Pictures of the Mail You're Getting Today
The Self-Deploying Flood Barrier That Could Keep Cities Dry Without Sandbags
There's an Easy Way to Rid Your Mailbox of Catalogs and Other Junk
How Far in Advance Should You Book a Flight for the Best Price? The Answer Might Surprise You
An Astronomer Solves a 70-Year-Old Ansel Adams Mystery
This Online Service Wants to Make Sure You Never Overpay for a Hotel Room
7 Fast Facts About Animal Farting
11 Facts About the Pony Express
Want to Remember Your Vacation? Take Fewer Photos
Watch a Caterpillar Hatch From an Egg the Size of a Pinhead
New App Uses Crowdsourcing to Find You an EpiPen in an Emergency
Blind People Envision the Future Differently Than Sighted People
Love Living Deliberately? Bid on This Replica of Thoreau's Walden Pond Cabin
A Newly Discovered Galaxy Has a Shocking Feature—No Dark Matter
The Greatest Fears Americans Have About Traveling, Mapped
How to Find Out If Facebook Has Your Call Logs
This Paper Is Designed to Feed Bees
Thanks to Desert Dust, Eastern Europe Is Covered in Orange Snow
The Right Way to Eat a Scone, According to Queen Elizabeth II
You Can Sip Coffee and Play Games While This Helmet Scans Your Brain
Scientists Capture the First Footage of an Anglerfish’s Parasitic Mating Ritual
Cockroach DNA Shows Why They're Basically Indestructible
The Loneliest Road in America Is This Arctic Supply Route in Alaska
The World's Best Scrunchies Are From Zurich. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says So.
Gut Bacteria Could Be Keeping You Up at Night
These Are the World's 10 Most Expensive Cities
High-Speed Railway Project Uncovers a Prehistoric Coastline Near London
Hear the First Recording of Volcanic Thunder
Would You Be Able to Pass a World War I Military Literary Test?
UK Archaeologists Have Found One of the World’s Oldest 'Crayons'
Yes, Parents Do Play Favorites—And Often Love Their Youngest Kid Best
Apple Wants to Patent a Keyboard You’re Allowed to Spill Coffee On
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
Why Do I Shiver When I'm Cold?
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
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