Joined: Apr 23, 2015
Shaunacy Ferro is a former 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.
The Reason British Royals Don’t Use a Last Name
Why Your iPhone Doesn't Always Show You the 'Decline Call' Button
Why Browsing in Incognito Mode Isn’t as Private as You Think
Play With An Odd Voice Simulator That Mimics How Your Mouth Creates Sound
How many sounds can you figure out how to make?
Why Do People Call Rock-Paper-Scissors "Roshambo"?
The term is more commonly used on the West Coast, especially in northern California.
How to Figure Out When Your Letter Will Arrive
If you stick your rent check in the mail on June 27, will it reach your landlord across town before the end of the month? There’s a handy map to tell you.
7 Pieces of Art That Were Lost to History
Plenty of famous art has been looted, stolen, destroyed, or has otherwise disappeared over the centuries.
The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home
Toss your jars of pre-made pasta sauce and try out 'Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking' author Marcella Hazan's amazingly simple three-ingredient sauce.
Why Aren’t Classical Statues Very Well-Endowed?
Cultural values have changed a lot since ancient Greece.
6 Too-Cool Facts About Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler thumbs-upped his way into America’s hearts as the Fonz in 'Happy Days' more than 40 years ago, and he hasn’t been out of the spotlight since.
32 Words for Positive Phenomena That Don’t Have an English Equivalent
Why doesn’t English have a word for when you sneak a taste of food when you think no one’s watching?
What Are Skin Tags (And How Do You Get Rid of Them)?
Skin tags look super weird, but they're usually totally benign. Here's where they come from, and how to get rid of them.
25 Cool Facts About Polar Bears
There's more to polar bears than their cuddly looks. Here are 25 facts you should know about them.
11 Explosive Facts About Mount St. Helens
When it blew on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens became the most explosive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. And no, it’s not done.
In 1975, Dick Cheney Complained That Donald Rumsfeld Drank Too Much Coffee
Then-Deputy Chief of Staff Dick Cheney wondered why exactly Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld was spending more than $100 a month on coffee.