Mental Floss: Halloween Edition

Filed under: Joy's Work — joy at 7:57 am on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Here are my latest Mental Floss articles. They are Halloween themed. Wooo (spooky noise).

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10 Monstrous Facts About ‘Frankenstein’

The amount of death that happened around Mary Shelley during the writing and publication of Frankenstein is astounding. Three children, her half-sister, Percy Shelley’s first wife… the list goes on. No wonder she wrote about bringing the dead back to life.

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10 Blood-Curdling Facts About ‘Dracula’

There are so many interesting components that went into writing Dracula: Jack the Ripper, the painter Rossetti digging up his dead wife’s grave, the connection between English vampires and Frankenstein, and more.

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15 Mysterious Facts About Owls

I love owls.

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11 Facts About ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

I don’t know about you, but going through the Dust Bowl sounds like a much scarier nightmare than Frankenstein’s monster.

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11 Strange Facts About ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’

There’s a theory that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this book while on a three-day cocaine binge. It makes sense.

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