Joined: May 16, 2013
Maureen is a former intern for Mental Floss.
6 Controversial Moments in the World of Breakfast Cereal
11 Brilliant Gifts for the Wine Enthusiast in Your Life
12 Ways Art Museums Protect Their Masterpieces
The Holly Jolly History of the Santa Suit
Santa Claus didn't always wear boots and a suit of red.
The Dynamic History of the Toy Chemistry Set
From academic tool to popular children's toy, the chemistry set has had a long journey to become an iconic toy.
11 Brilliant Gifts $50 and Under
Scratch names off your list without splurging.
A Brief History of the Crystal Ball
The fortune-telling device has been around for thousands of years.
15 Castles You Can Stay In
These castles are the perfect places to visit when you're looking to get the royal treatment.
13 Fashions Born on the Battlefield
Civilian fashion has been borrowing from soldiers’ uniforms for centuries.
Get Swept Away By These 8 Facts About Spring Cleaning
Surprisingly, the concept wasn't invented by corporations hoping to sell more vacuums.
How Understanding Champagne Bubbles May Improve Energy Efficiency
We love the bubbly. It turns out scientists do too.
13 Terrifying Facts About Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
The first installment of Alvin Schwartz’s 'Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark' trilogy hit bookshelves in 1981. The series would become a preteen cult classic and among the most banned books of the following decades.
6 Cool, Chocolate-Scented, or Otherwise Interesting Maps of Chicago
If you think you completely know a city, you might be looking at the wrong map.
11 International TV Adaptations
These television shows were so popular that they got adapted for new countries and cultures.
What is the Origin of Twerking?
Though twerking may have gone viral—and been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013—thanks to Miley Cyrus, the dance's origins date back nearly two centuries.