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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.
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
Travel
6 Amazing Hotels Constructed From Natural Materials
List
8 of the Most Intriguing Disappearances in History
Animals
7 Unexpected Animal Beauty Pageants
List
10 Bridge Traditions From Around the World
List
10 Time Capsule Rooms Left Untouched for Decades
List
10 Legendary (and Probably Made-Up) Islands
Fun
6 Weird Things Embedded in City Streets
Travel
See a Rogue Cathedral Built by an Ex-Monk in Spain
Science
The World's Most Accurate Clock Has No Hands
Travel
This Might Be the World’s Most Cheerful Cemetery
Travel
The Mapparium, a Stained-Glass Globe You Can Stand Inside
Show & Tell
Show & Tell: An 18th-Century Cemetery Gun
List
7 Ways Victorian Fashion Could Kill You
Space
Star City: The Secret Soviet Town Where Cosmonauts Once Trained
Videos
How One Colorado Town Honors a Corpse It Keeps on Ice
History
A Time-Traveler's Guide to Mailing a Letter
History
9 False Rumors With Real-Life Consequences
History
The Dark Past of Japan's 'Battleship Island'
Travel
The New Age Temple Under the Foothills of the Italian Alps
Videos
The Failed $2 Billion Supercollider Project in the Texas Desert
Architecture
7 of the World’s Most Fascinating and Beautiful Catacombs
Big Question
Why Do Some People Have Freckles?
Travel
The Largest Small-Scale Model Ever Built Once Protected the Nation From Floods
Travel
20 Foods You Might Not Know Were Named After Places
Weird
The Bizarre 1970 Vampire Panic of Highgate Cemetery
List
8 Amazing Dollhouses From Around the World
List
15 People Who Started Their Own Micronations
Books
10 Things We Learned from the Public Domain Review’s New Book of Essays
Travel
Italy's Mysterious 'Park of Monsters'
Science
9 Transparently Amazing Facts About X-Rays
Weird
This Czech Church Holds a Chandelier Made With Every Bone in the Human Body
Videos
Afraid of Clowns? Don't Visit This Nevada Motel
BRAIN[y]
A Brief History of Brain Surgery
List
9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Haunted Houses
Videos
Are These "Death Underpants" History's Craziest Get-Rich-Quick Scheme?
Food
Rainy Weather Could Spell Doom for This Year's Pumpkin Pie
List
10 Graveside Traditions at Famous Tombs
History
The Mysterious Deaths of 9 Soviet Hikers in 1959
History
Queen Marie of Romania's Heart Will Find a New Home
Videos
The Lightning (Almost) Never Stops at This River in Venezuela
List
8 Supposedly Cursed Gems
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