CLOSE

Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells is a freelance writer and English teacher living in New York City. He’s a warrior of the casual sports league circuit, with titles in soccer and volleyball and a host of nagging injuries to boot. He also has a softer side that includes writing poetry and walking his French bulldog, Ruby. His current fascinations include the Civil War, German beer, and making the perfect omelet.
History
6 Children Who Famously Followed in Their Parents' Footsteps
Food
14 Classic Facts About Cracker Jack
Food
10 Facts About America's Most Popular Breakfast Cereals
Food
9 Royally Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About King Cake
History
10 Workout Tips From a 14th Century Knight
Books
11 Haunting Facts About 'Beloved'
Medicine
12 Things You Might Not Know About Organ Donation
List
8 Festive Chinese New Year Traditions
Movies
8 Actors and Directors Who Did Not Get Along
Booze
9 Warm Cocktails to Sip This Winter
Books
15 Studious Facts About CliffsNotes
List
15 Broad-Brimmed Facts About Stetson Hats
History
Maine Man: The Story of L.L. Bean and His Company
Food
12 Turkey Cooking Tips from Real Chefs
Food
11 Wonderfully Unexpected Doughnut Flavors from Across the Country
Books
12 Books You Should Drop Everything and Read This November
Architecture
10 Fearsome Facts about Gargoyles
Fun
The Otherworldly History of the Demogorgon
Books
18 Novel Facts About 'War and Peace'
Food
The Long, Sweet History of Marshmallows
Food
What School Lunch Looked Like Each Decade for the Past Century
Science
8 STEM Fields That Make Diversity a Priority
Movies
16 Endearing Facts About Steve Buscemi
Booze
11 of America’s Most Unusual Spots to Have a Beer
Food
12 Fresh-Baked Facts About Entenmann's
Sports
15 Major Facts About Little League Baseball
Movies
18 Big Facts About ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’
TV
16 Treasure-Filled Facts About 'Blue’s Clues'
Food
Market Disrupted: How Piggly Wiggly Revolutionized Grocery Shopping
Food
12 Savory Facts About Bacon
Art
The Dying Art of Skywriting
Food
From Wafel Wafers to Belgian Breakfasts: A Brief History of Waffles
Architecture
11 Facts About Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue
History
9 Sets of Seriously Accomplished Sisters
Travel
8 Places Amelia Earhart Flew That Are Worth a Visit
Food
The Great Debate Over the Origin of the Ice Cream Sundae
History
15 Solid Facts About the Rosetta Stone
Food
13 Sweet Facts About Cherries
Food
15 of America's Most Incredible Farmers' Markets
Food
9 Spicy Things You Didn’t Know About Salsa
Food
15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze
List
8 of History’s Greatest Tributes to Mothers
Books
14 Larger-Than-Life Facts About 'James and the Giant Peach'
Food
11 Things You Might Not Know About Eggs
Travel
25 Things You Should Know About Anchorage
Food
7 Recipes That Use Jelly Beans
Politics
15 Facts About the IRS to File Away
Travel
25 Things You Should Know About Louisville
Food
The Tragic History of RC Cola
Food
Who was Granny Smith?
MENTAL FLOSS

newsletter

A super-skimmable daily digest.