Joined: Apr 23, 2015
Shaunacy Ferro is a former associate editor at Mental Floss. Her work has previously appeared in Fast Company, Popular Science, and Architect magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.
Why doesn’t English have a word for when you sneak a taste of food when you think no one’s watching?
Skin tags look super weird, but they're usually totally benign. Here's where they come from, and how to get rid of them.
There's more to polar bears than their cuddly looks. Here are 25 facts you should know about them.
When it blew on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens became the most explosive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. And no, it’s not done.
Then-Deputy Chief of Staff Dick Cheney wondered why exactly Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld was spending more than $100 a month on coffee.
Test your brain.
In 2020, 'Sanditon'—Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel—was turned into a Masterpiece miniseries. Now it's coming back for a second season.
Every year, fall seems to come earlier and earlier. At least it does if you're spending any time at Starbucks.
IKEA, the beloved Swedish home furnishings chain, has a coherent naming strategy that its non-swedophone customers are missing out on.
Mosquitos have two serrated-edge appendages to saw through your skin, and four more to aid in the blood-sucking process.
Zero is an idea even young children struggle with, but bees are one of the few animal species that can figure it out.