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.
Surrealist Jan Svankmajer Is Crowdfunding His Final Film
Explore a Beautiful Victorian Album of Seaweeds
What Do the Numbers on Airport Runways Mean?
Listen to a 1906 Recording of a Phonograph Advertising Itself
The Mild Bunch: 11 Men With Extremely Boring Hobbies
The Alchemist Who Discovered Phosphorus in Pee
New Digitization Project Offers a Peek at Thousands of Historical Beauty Products
New App Lets You Virtually Visit a Famous Anatomy Museum
6 Abandoned Aquariums
The Deadly Pain Medicine Sold by Skeletons
London Is About to Host the World's Most Boring Conference
Film Chronicles the End of an Era for a New York Matzo Factory
In Honor of Obscura Day, Get Off the Couch and Explore
7 Famous Human Brains and Brain Collections You Can Visit
This Mexican Cave Is Full of Giant Crystals
6 Things You Can See at the Mütter Museum’s New Skin Exhibit
10 Amazing Moats Around the World
25 Amazing New Books for Spring
A New Video Series Focuses on the Hidden Wonders of the Natural World
15 Glowing Facts About the History of Radiation
This Military Relic Is a Rock Climbers' Paradise
8 Unusual Places People Visit When Hoping to Conceive
The Underwater Ballroom That Belonged to a Victorian Fraudster
How a Stork Solved a Scientific Mystery
6 Amazing Hotels Constructed From Natural Materials
7 Unexpected Animal Beauty Pageants
10 Bridge Traditions From Around the World
10 Time Capsule Rooms Left Untouched for Decades
See a Rogue Cathedral Built by an Ex-Monk in Spain
The World's Most Accurate Clock Has No Hands
This Might Be the World’s Most Cheerful Cemetery
The Mapparium, a Stained-Glass Globe You Can Stand Inside
Show & Tell: An 18th-Century Cemetery Gun
Star City: The Secret Soviet Town Where Cosmonauts Once Trained
How One Colorado Town Honors a Corpse It Keeps on Ice
A Time-Traveler's Guide to Mailing a Letter
The Dark Past of Japan's 'Battleship Island'
The New Age Temple Under the Foothills of the Italian Alps
The Failed $2 Billion Supercollider Project in the Texas Desert
7 of the World’s Most Fascinating and Beautiful Catacombs
Why Do Some People (Especially Red Heads) Have Freckles?
The Largest Small-Scale Model Ever Built Once Protected the Nation From Floods
20 Foods You Might Not Know Were Named After Places
The Bizarre 1970 Vampire Panic of Highgate Cemetery
8 Amazing Dollhouses From Around the World
15 People Who Started Their Own Micronations
10 Things We Learned from the Public Domain Review’s New Book of Essays
Italy's Mysterious 'Park of Monsters'
9 Transparently Amazing Facts About X-Rays
This Czech Church Holds a Chandelier Made With Every Bone in the Human Body


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