Joined: Apr 9, 2015
Jocelyn Sears is former a staff researcher for Mental Floss, a poet, and a dog enthusiast. She is strongly in favor of the Oxford comma.
13 Trailblazing Facts About Kamala Harris
Why Does Santa Claus Come Down the Chimney?
5 Very Early Stories About American Women and Voting
9 Facts About Jeannette Rankin, the First Woman Elected to Congress
“I felt the first time the first woman had a chance to say no to war, she should say it.”
23 Funny Historical Letters to Santa
"I wish you would please bring me a typewriter and a drum and a doll dressed in a sailor suit so I can call it Raymond."
20 Amazingly Valuable Thrift Store Finds
Thrift stores are always a treasure trove of vintage items—but sometimes a lucky shopper comes across an actual treasure.
9 Facts About Frances Perkins, the First Female Cabinet Member
As Labor Secretary, she tried to save Jews fleeing the Nazi regime.
13 Questionable Weight-Loss Products From History
Some of the methods proposed for “reducing” were downright bizarre—and even dangerous.
9 Facts About Pioneering Lawyer and Activist Belva Lockwood
She was the first female presidential candidate to receive votes.
7 Facts About Bertha Knight Landes, First Female Mayor of a Major American City
Landes thought women were better-suited than men to be mayor, and Seattle agreed, at least for a while.
9 Facts about Bibb County, Alabama
5. Officials have forbidden the sale of alcohol there for over a century.
Why Women Couldn’t Wear Pants on the Senate Floor Until 1993
Two political pioneers staged a "Pantsuit Revolution." But it probably should've been easier than it was.
14 Vintage Ads Featuring Ronald Reagan
Long before he was the 40th president, Ronald Reagan was known for his films, his romances, and his ability to sell cigarettes, shirts, and electricity.
9 Facts You Should Know About Maggie Hassan
Advocating for a son with cerebral palsy helped propel her into government work.
9 Things You Might Not Know About Catherine Cortez Masto
As a tourism official, her father green-lighted the Las Vegas slogan “What happens here stays here.”