Erin is the Managing Editor of MentalFloss.com. Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine. When she's not editing or writing, you can find her karaoking, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.
In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)