Miss Cellania

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Miss Cellania has written for mental_floss since 2007. She is also the managing editor at Neatorama and keeps a small humor blog called Miss Cellania. In her spare time, she is raising a frightening number of children in a small Kentucky town.

How St. Patrick's Day Works
The Legend of the U.S. Capitol’s Demon Cat
What Russian Bots Wanted From Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7 Truly Odd Monuments
Ancient Humans Had the Same Dental Problems as We Do
Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
10 Red Flags for Used Car Buyers
What Is an Island, Exactly?
How The Wolf Man Created The First Cinematic Universe
When Australia Went to War Against Flightless Birds
Why This Year's Best Picture Race is a Total Crapshoot
Country Music Queen Dolly Parton has Donated 100 Million Books to Kids
The Mysterious Origins of Finland's True Name
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: The World's First Horror Movie
They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them.
The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
Welcome to the Year of the Dog
10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
Celebrate Valentine's Day With the Awkward Romances of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Figure Skating Jumps, Explained
Albert Einstein's Forgotten Inventions
5 Delightfully Crazy Ways People Tried To Contact the Dead
An Accidental Discovery Could Save Bees From Their Greatest Threat
A Piece of the Berlin Wall Survives
The Decline of the Millennium Falcon
The Slick Science of Making Olympic Snow and Ice
Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears
An Orca Quickly Learns to Mimic Human Speech
The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family
20 Visions of Dystopian Cinema
When New York Rioted Over Macbeth
What's the Best Song for a Lightsaber Battle?
The First Ice Skates
The Forgotten Queen of Star Wars
Facebook Just Created Its Own Unit of Time
If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?
The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
Breaking Bad: An Oral History
Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events
The Cars People Keep For 15 Years
Medieval Times Gets a Woman Lead
Why Star Wars Fans Stay Angry


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