Rebecca OConnell

Rebecca O'Connell is an assistant editor for mentalfloss.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and a Venus fly trap because she's not allowed to get a dog.

Books
Clothing Store 'Out of Print' Unveils Literary Enamel Pin Sets
Design
What's the Purpose of the Diamond on the Front of Backpacks?
Videos
Alarm Clock Doesn't Stop Until You Shoot It With a Nerf Gun
Animals
The Grizzly Bear Rug Aesthetic Also Makes For Adorable Trivets
Technology
New Image Translation Tool Turns Any Drawing Into a Terrifying Cat Monstrosity
Food
Peeps Oreos Have Arrived, Just in Time for Easter
Technology
Trendy Keyboards Bring Back the Nostalgic Feel of Typewriters
Books
These Clever Literary-Themed Teas Come in Book-Shaped Tins
TV
The Entire Cast of 'South Park,' Categorized
Food
11 Giant Pieces and Boxes of Candy You Can Actually Buy
Animals
Add Some Elegance to Your Cooking With This Swan-Shaped Ladle
Fun
Clever Strainer Gets Rid of Food Debris Without You Having to Touch It
History
Milner Library Is Digitizing the Colorful History of the Circus
Food
11 Unusual Cutting and Cheese Boards
Food
Double-Sided Pan Makes Flipping Food a Breeze
Animals
Infographic: How Do We Show Our Pets Love?
Animals
Give Tea Time More Charm With a Hedgehog Tea Infuser
Architecture
When UFO Homes Were Almost Considered Ski Lodge Alternatives
Animals
Bring Your Wild Side to the Slopes With These Animal Snow Masks
Design
Relax With Space-Themed Bath Bombs
List
10 Science-y Valentine's Day Gifts
Animals
Listen to the Impossibly Adorable Sounds of a Baby Sloth
Live Smarter
On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly
Food
13 Products That Taste and Smell Like Pickles
Food
Prepare Your Entire Breakfast—Coffee Included—With One Efficient Appliance
Fun
11 Geeky Hats to Keep Your Noggin Warm This Winter
Animals
9 Fluffy Facts About the Shih Tzu
Food
These Delicate Tea Time Desserts Mirror Modern Art
Food
Cutter Turns Cookies Into Nut-Hoarding Squirrels
Fun
Heat-Sensitive Mug Shows the World Melting From Climate Change
Fun
Hit the Slopes in Flashy '80s-Inspired Ski Gear From Tipsy Elves
Fun
Torture Your Valentine With This Passive-Aggressive Card
Science
New Service Will Send Kids STEM Toys Each Month
Fun
Freshen Up With Jane Austen and Sigmund Freud-Themed Toothpastes
Fun
'Harry Potter' Bubble Bath Makes Relaxing Even More Magical
Fun
Handy Device Chills Your Beer in Just 60 Seconds
Fun
Nicktoons Funko Dolls Are Coming—After These Messages
Video Games
'Super Mario'-Themed Shot Glasses Will Warp You Into Inebriation
Infographic
What Languages Are the Hardest to Learn?
Fun
Witch-Shaped Spoon Holder Is Perfect for All Your Bubbling Potions
Fun
Make Your Own Knit Unicorn Trophy
Movies
This Simple White Mug Is Hiding a Secret That Film Geeks Will Love
Fun
These Animal-Themed Socks Pair Unlikely Friends
Technology
This Outlet Comes With a Built-In Night-Light
List
Up Your Game With 15 Pop Culture Decks of Playing Cards
Fun
Uncork Bottles Like a Cowboy With This Gun-Shaped Wine Opener
Videos
How Long Does It Take to Get to the Bottom of an Excel Spreadsheet?
Fun
Monopoly Is Asking Fans to Pick the New Game Tokens
Food
Sushi Bazooka Lets You Shoot Out Sushi Rolls in Record Time
Design
Let Hedwig Keep You Warm With This 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Scarf
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