Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is an associate editor at Mental Floss. Her work has previously appeared in Fast Company, Popular Science, and Architect magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.
Ancient Poop Contains First Evidence of Parasites Described by Hippocrates
Where Does the Phrase '… And the Horse You Rode In On' Come From?
An AI Program Wrote Harry Potter Fan Fiction—and the Results Are Hilarious
Don't Pour Alcohol on Your Bed Bugs—Try These Tips Instead
Can You Figure Out This Newly Discovered Optical Illusion?
A Pitless Avocado Wants to Keep You Safe From the Dreaded 'Avocado Hand'
The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences
How to Say Merry Christmas in 26 Different Languages
Here Are the Best and Worst Days for Christmas Travel
Watch Christmas Island’s Annual Crab Migration on Google Street View
The Funky History of George Washington's Fake Teeth
9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Hollywood Body Doubles
People Listen (and Remember) Better With Their Right Ears, Study Finds
Calling All Neil Young/Locomotive Superfans: The Singer Is Auctioning Off His Model Trains
Pigeons Are Secretly Brilliant Birds That Understand Space and Time, Study Finds
A Mystery Shipwreck in Canada Might Be Tied to the 1917 Halifax Explosion
Overspending Online? Use This Chrome App to Resist Impulse Buys
This Pixel Kit Will Let You Play Tetris With Jellyfish DNA
'I Am Almost Always Alone': Auctioned Letters Explore Greta Garbo’s Private Life
Need to Travel Light? This Jacket Doubles as a Suitcase
Why Reading Aloud Helps You Remember More Information
11 Posters Worth Gifting This Holiday Season
Watch NASA Test Its New Supersonic Parachute at 1300 Miles Per Hour
Why Your Traditional Thanksgiving Should Include Oysters
Mapped: The 10 Airports Where You’re Most Likely to Get Stuck Over Thanksgiving
Getting Calls From Your Own Phone Number? Don't Answer!
Want to Be a Yosemite Ranger? Now’s Your Chance
New Images of the Massive Iceberg That Broke Off From Antarctica This Summer
11 Behind-the-Counter Secrets of Baristas
Say ‘Cheers’ to the Holidays With This 24-Bottle Wine Advent Calendar
Abraham Lincoln Letter About Slavery Could Fetch $700,000 at Auction
Not Sure About Your Tap Water? Here's How to Test for Contaminants
Need a Dose of Green? Sit Inside This Mossy Auditorium
German Nonprofit Gives $1.1 Million to Restore World’s First Iron Bridge in England
6 Totally Normal Behaviors That Might Mean You're a Psychopath, According to Science
Why Does Japan Have Blue Traffic Lights Instead of Green?
3 Fascinating Items in Abraham Lincoln's Newly Released Archives
Move Over, Golden Toilet: Now There’s a $100K Louis Vuitton Potty
Super-Powered Telescope Will Let You Stargaze Like Never Before
Gluten May Not Be the Ingredient in Wheat That's Making You Sick
Visit the Temple of a Roman Mystery Cult in a New London Museum
All That Glitters Is Not Good: Why Glitter Is Bad for You—and the Environment
Mind-Bending New Images of Jupiter From Juno's Latest Flyby
Want to Get Better Sleep? Don’t Think of Yourself as an Insomniac
How Your Job Can Predict Whether Or Not You’ll Get Divorced
CVS Debuts Same-Day Prescription Delivery in Some Cities
Can You Really Lose Weight by Pooping? It Depends on What You Eat
Scientists Discover a Mysterious Void in the Great Pyramid of Giza
This Portuguese Cemetery's Most Picturesque Feature May Be Its Bathroom
A New Scale Can Measure the Weight of a Single Cell


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