Bess Lovejoy

Bess Lovejoy is a staff editor at Mental Floss, a former editor at and Schott's Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.
Unraveling the Legend of Polybius, the Most Dangerous Video Game of the 1980s
How Jeremy Bentham Finally Came to America, Nearly 200 Years After His Death
Watch How a Bioluminescence Expert Catches a Giant Squid
How Dazzle Camouflage Helped Keep British and American Ships Safe in WWI
The Design Tricks That Make Smartphones Addictive—And How to Fight Them
10 People Whose Hearts Were Buried Separately From the Rest of Them
Surprising Sculptures Made From Fallen Feathers
Step Inside the World's Only Museum for Rocks With Faces
The Magical—and Endangered—Whistling Language of Oaxaca
A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots
Tomb Raider: The Story of Saint Nicholas's Stolen Bones
10 Treasures From the New York Academy of Medicine Library
Why Are Glaciers Blue?
11 Smart Gifts $25 and Under
12 Smart Book Ideas for Everyone in Your Life
11 Freshly Baked Gifts For Everyone On Your List
The Secret Procedure for the Queen's Death
Listen to the Eerie Sounds of a Glass Armonica
As Big as a What? How Literary Size Comparisons Change Over Time
12 (Mostly) Spooky Halloween Superstitions
Watch Plastic Skeletons Being Made in a 1960s Factory
The Legend (and Truth) of the Voodoo Priestess Who Haunts a Louisiana Swamp
These Connected Graves in the Netherlands Prove Love Conquers All
Philosopher Jeremy Bentham's Mummified Head Is Back on Display
Peer Into NYC's Commercial Past With This Scrapbook of Trade Cards
Take a Peek Inside One of Berlin's Strangest Museums
How to Rescue a Wet Book
Why Do We Say 'Mom' and 'Dad' Instead of Our Parents' Names?
Why the Berlin Wall Rose and Fell
7 Famous People Researchers Want to Exhume
Brain of One of Italy's Most Revered Saints Found in a Teapot
See the World's Largest Collection of Whale Bones in This Video
Inside Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’-Themed Pop Up
10 Things We Learned About the Dictionary From Kory Stamper’s AMA
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


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