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Bess Lovejoy

Bess Lovejoy is a staff editor at mental_floss, a former editor at Smithsonian.com and Schott's Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

Brain of One of Italy's Most Revered Saints Found in a Teapot
See the World's Largest Collection of Whale Bones in This Video
Inside Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’-Themed Pop Up
Language
10 Things We Learned About the Dictionary From Kory Stamper’s AMA
Technology
Watching Two Google Home Devices Chat Is Oddly Compelling
History
“Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?
Weird
The Legend (and Truth) of the Voodoo Priestess Who Haunts a Louisiana Swamp
Pretty Pictures
Century-Old Photos From Some of the Nation's Prettiest Cemeteries
Travel
The Czech Church Saved by Spirits
Weird
Alien ‘Dragon Boogers’ Are Clogging Californian Waters
Science
2016 Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Studies on Rats Wearing Tiny Pants
History
Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of Reagan-Era History
Art
Beautiful and Historic Glass Models of Sea Creatures Are on Display in New Exhibit
Animals
New Video Gets Up-Close With a Giant Black Sea Slug
Animals
For the First Time in a Century, A Dodo Skeleton Is Coming Up for Auction
Animals
See How the Best Human Athletes Stack Up Against Average Animals
Big Question
How Much Do the Olympic Gymnastics Uniforms Cost?
Travel
Travel Back in Time With Vintage U.S. Vacation Destination Photographs
Language
What's the 'Most Metal' Word?
Fun
The Delightful Toys of an 80-Year-Old Japanese Craftsman
Videos
Watch a Timelapse of Some of the Darkest Skies on the East Coast
Pretty Pictures
Gaze at Hand-Colored Photos of 19th Century Japan
Odds/Ends
Welcome to Canada Day (and a Half) 2016
Movies
Surrealist Jan Svankmajer Is Crowdfunding His Final Film
Weird
Explore a Beautiful Victorian Album of Seaweeds
Travel
What Do the Numbers on Airport Runways Mean?
History
Listen to a 1906 Recording of a Phonograph Advertising Itself
List
The Mild Bunch: 11 Men With Extremely Boring Hobbies
Videos
The Alchemist Who Discovered Phosphorus in Pee
History
New Digitization Project Offers a Peek at Thousands of Historical Beauty Products
History
New App Lets You Virtually Visit a Famous Anatomy Museum
List
15 of the World’s Most Famous Trees
Travel
6 Abandoned Aquariums
Weird
The Deadly Pain Medicine Sold by Skeletons
Fun
London Is About to Host the World's Most Boring Conference
Food
Film Chronicles the End of an Era for a New York Matzo Factory
Travel
In Honor of Obscura Day, Get Off the Couch and Explore
Travel
9 of the World’s Coolest Mazes You Can Visit
BRAIN[y]
7 Famous Human Brains and Brain Collections You Can Visit
Videos
This Mexican Cave Is Full of Giant Crystals
Museums
6 Things You Can See at the Mütter Museum’s New Skin Exhibit
Travel
10 Amazing Moats Around the World
Books
25 Amazing New Books for Spring
Videos
A New Video Series Focuses on the Hidden Wonders of the Natural World
Science
15 Glowing Facts About the History of Radiation
Travel
This Military Relic Is a Rock Climbers' Paradise
Travel
8 Unusual Places People Visit When Hoping to Conceive
Videos
The Underwater Ballroom That Belonged to a Victorian Fraudster
Videos
How a Stork Solved a Scientific Mystery
Design
9 Colors Named After People
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