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