Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a senior staff writer for MentalFloss.com. 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.
Flashing Status Symbols Won’t Impress New Friends—and May Even Backfire
An Avocado Shortage Has Triggered a Fruit Crime Wave in New Zealand
7 Facts About the Measles
The Best (and Worst) States to Have a Baby
New Color Scale Makes Data Visualizations Easier for Colorblind People to Read
Homo Erectus Might Have Been Really Lazy
New York Public Library Is Now Lending Out Ties and Other Accessories for Job Interviews
Millennials Get Blamed for a Lot, But They Could Help to Save the U.S. Postal Service
Online Daters Tend to Be Interested in Partners 25 Percent More Desirable Than They Are
7 Products to Make Your Iced Coffee Obsession More Eco-Friendly
How Many Squares Are in This Image? The Answer Is Surprisingly Tricky
A Previously Unknown Diary From the Doomed Endurance Just Showed up on Antiques Roadshow
Forget the Microwave—This is the Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home
How to Sing 'Happy Birthday' Around the World
The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City
This Website Allows You to See the Traditional Indigenous Territories and Languages in Your Region
Why You Should Stop Washing Your Clothes in Warm Water
Repair Cafes Can Help You Fix Everything from Electronics to Jewelry
And the Most Miserable State in America Is ...
Thousand-Year-Old Anvil Still Has the Smith’s Handprints on It
Want to Protect Your Bike From Thieves? Register It
Bed Bugs Have Found a New Home: Airplanes. Here's How to Spot Them
Northern U.S. States Might Get a Glimpse of the Aurora Borealis Tonight
What's the Difference Between Vanilla and French Vanilla Ice Cream?
Obsessed With Disney World's Animal Kingdom? Now You Can Get Married There
Whale Sharks Can Live for More Than a Century, Study Finds
The New MacBook Has a Crumb-Resistant Keyboard
Bad Moods Might Make You More Productive
7 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Kid Get Bored This Summer
The Annual Festivals That Draw the Most People in Every State
You Can Cook (Food) With Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in the Original Breaking Bad RV
Why a Readily Available Used Paperback Is Selling for Thousands of Dollars on Amazon
How Does Catnip Work?
If You're an Android User, Your Phone Can Now Filter Out Spam Calls Automatically
Look Closely—Every Point of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy
Alexa Can Now Help You Find a Wine Pairing
A New Chew Toy Will Help Your Dog Brush Its Own Teeth
The Average Age When People Become Millionaires
Lia Is a Disposable Pregnancy Test You Can Flush Down the Toilet
IKEA Is Recalling Its New Dog Water Fountain Due to Suffocation Risk
How Rich the U.S. Is Compared to the Rest of the World, Visualized
Matilda Illustrator Quentin Blake Is Auctioning Items From His Personal Collection of Drawings
Want to Chat with Your Colleagues? Don't Work in an Open Office
13 Scientific Explanations for Everyday Life
Want to Stay Sweat-Free This Summer? Start Your Antiperspirant Routine Before Bed
Your Smart TV Is Probably Tracking You
Where in the U.S. People Aren't Getting Enough Exercise, Mapped
Why Your Brain Sometimes Hears Sounds That Don't Exist
Norway Opens Another Spectacular Roadside Bathroom
Why Do Orchestras Tune to an A Note?
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