Joined: Apr 24, 2015
Bess Lovejoy is a former staff editor at Mental Floss, a former editor at Smithsonian.com and Schott's Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.
These imaginary isles all have a place in world history, literature, or mythology—despite not having a place on the map.
In centuries past, mummies were put to a variety of inventive uses: art, commerce, science, entertainment, and possibly even paper making.
The Apache leader Geronimo had just one request of President Theodore Roosevelt when they met in 1905, but it was a big one.
Did the Russian aristocrat Elisabeth Demidoff really offer the family fortune to anyone who would spend a year and a day in her tomb?
These strange, spooky cemetery tales of vampires, ghosts, and bloody headstones will keep you up at night.
The new iHeartRadio original podcast is the story of one writer's descent from podcast researcher to its surprising subject.
These divination methods—using chickens, entrails, and even cheese—show our ancestors were pretty inventive when it came to trying to predict the future.
The new chicks aren't just cute—they're helping protect the Tower of London, and the monarchy, from a prophesied doom.
Whether it's leaving playing cards or bullets, or drinking a cognac toast, there are a variety of traditional ways to pay tribute at famous tombs.
From Titian Red to Alice Blue to Scheele’s Green, this is where the history books meet the artist’s palette.
At the "Bone Church" (a.k.a. the Sedlec Ossuary), you can see a chandelier made from almost every bone in the human body.
Being buried under 3000 pounds of dirt isn't easy.