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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.
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New Program Trains Dogs to Sniff Out Art Smugglers
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The Best and Worst States for Online Dating, Mapped
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The World's Most Congested City Is Right Here in America
Are The Good Place and Parks and Recreation Set in the Same Universe?
What Is the Difference Between a Novella and a Short Story?
Listen to a House Plant Play 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'
The Early 20th Century Society That Tried to Make English Spelling More Intuitive
You Can Now Print 3D Replicas of Einstein's Toys
Your Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches Have a Hefty Carbon Footprint
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Good News: Being Lazy Can Be Good for the Environment
Why the Soundtracks to Games Like 'Mario' or 'The Sims' Can Help You Work
Gold Worth Millions, Salvaged From a 19th-Century Shipwreck, Is Going on Display in California
What Will We Eat on the Way to Mars? Poop, of Course
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You Can Now Download Thousands of Vintage Movie Posters in High Resolution
Elon Musk May Soon Be Selling a $600 Flamethrower
Smoking Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Significantly Damage Your Health, Study Finds
Can You Decipher the Playful 1817 Letter Jane Austen Sent to Her Niece in Code?
Local Reporter May Have Found the Burned Remains of the Last American Slave Ship
The Perfect Way to Roast a Potato, According to Math
3 Easy Ways to Curb Your Smartphone Addiction
The Entire Plot of Back to the Future in One Handy Chart
5 Things to Know About Amazon Go, the Company's Fully Automated Convenience Store
There May Be an Ancient Reason Why Your Dog Eats Poop
15 Reasons You Should Appreciate Squirrels
Why the Film You're Watching on HBO Might Not Be the Whole Movie
This 1940 Film on Road Maps Will Make You Appreciate Map Apps Like Never Before
Buckingham Palace Was Built With Jurassic Fossils, Scientists Find
Stop Your Snoring and Track Your Sleep With a Wi-Fi Smart Pillow
Learn to Tie a Tie in Less Than 2 Minutes
Forget Horns: Some Trains in Japan Bark Like Dogs to Scare Away Deer
Mysterious 'Hypatia Stone' Is Like Nothing Else in Our Solar System
5 Scrapped Designs for the World's Most Famous Buildings
Ocean Waves Are Powerful Enough to Toss Enormous Boulders Onto Land, Study Finds
This 1907 Vision Test Was Designed for People of All Nationalities
Make Your Own Ship in a Bottle With a New LEGO Set
This $6000 Toilet Warms Your Seat, Plays Music, and Flushes on Command
App Syncs Your Lights and Computer to Create the Perfect Mood Lighting
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