Joined: Feb 4, 2013
Katie is a former mental_floss intern who studied literature and anthropology at Beloit College. She is a choral musician, writing tutor, cat person, book worm, and self-diagnosed television addict. She also can’t resist enjoying a good tennis match or soccer game in the free time she doesn't have.
5 Theories on Why We Dye Eggs for Easter
A Brief History of Sliced Bread
8 Endangered Languages That Could Soon Disappear
Why Do Students Dissect Frogs?
There are many surgeons who say that they first discovered their life’s passion standing over a dissected frog in a middle or high school biology class. But, apart from inspiring the medical professionals of tomorrow, what is the purpose of dissection? An
100 History-Making Cameras on One Poster
To celebrate photography or, more accurately, the devices that make it possible, Pop Chart Lab has designed a stunning new poster that tracks the history of the camera from 1888 to today.
13 Unusual Objects Covered in Crystals and Diamonds
While “bejeweled” phone cases and other accessories are commonplace these days, some objects covered in crystals and jewels are decidedly more unusual.
Roy Chapman Andrews: A Real Life Indiana Jones
Since the '80s, one name has been synonymous with adventure: Indiana Jones. With his hat and his whip, his brain and his brawn, and that amazing theme music, who hasn’t dreamed of being like Indy, roaming the world and hunting down treasure? One man, Roy
Are Snails Born With Shells?
Snails are objects of fascination for kids playing outside. Lucky for the snails, they have their hard shells to protect them from children and predators alike. But are they born with that natural armor, or do they have to find it or grow it for themselve