Joined: Aug 20, 2015
After attempting to finish a novel when she was 6 years old, Maggie Malach found herself in a career where she gets to write about pop culture for places like Mental Floss, Bustle, PopCrush, and AOL Music. Her hobbies include searching for the best chicken pot pie in New York City and never swiping her MetroCard correctly on the first try.
The City That Never Seeps: The Underground History of Manhattan's Lost Minetta Brook
How Did the Standing Ovation Originate?
9 Smiley Facts About Emoji
Foreign Relations: 12 Notorious, Alleged UFO Incidents
In honor of World UFO Day (on July 2), here are 12 accounts of flying objects that remain fascinating for believers and skeptics alike.
12 Creative Ways to Get More Spinach Into Your Diet
Channel your inner Popeye.
How Were Roads Cleared Before Snowplows?
We've come a long way since the days of snow shoes.
11 Weird Candle Scents That Are Hard to Define
Who needs the scent of evergreens or freshly baked cookies when your home could smell like calamine lotion and divorce papers?
8 Haunted Retail Stores Where You Can Browse for Ghosts
All across America, rumors swirl surrounding weird experiences at some of the most trafficked places in the country—retail stores.
Why Do Alligators Fall Asleep if You Rub Their Bellies?
Don't try this at home.
Why Do Clowns Wear Red Noses?
No, it's not to make them more terrifying.
How the Pool Noodle Made a Splash for Water Toys
Two Canadians claim to have invented the popular foam toy.
11 Restaurants With Boozy Milkshakes That Are Worth the Trip
We all scream for adult ice cream.
Do Animals Get Sunburns?
After a long, snowy winter, it’s hard to resist the allure of warm summer days. Of course, they can come at a cost—including a sunburn. While it’s a well-known advisory for humans to slather on that SPF before taking in the rays, what about animals?
You Can Thank This Man for Popularizing the Ball Pits of Our Youth
Designer Eric McMillan decried traditional playgrounds as "architectural graveyards … They've been built by adults who've forgotten how to play."
Here She Is, Miss Subways: Meet the Former Pageant Queens of NYC Transit
The pageant winners who once reigned over New York’s public transit.