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Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief 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, reading non-fiction, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.
List
27 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Unsolved Mysteries
13 Stylish Facts About dELiA*s
Fun
The History of the Trapper Keeper
TV
25 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'
List
12 Vintage School Supplies You Can Still Buy
List
5 Terrifyingly Huge Spiders
Animals
20 of the Animal Kingdom's Most Surprising Friendships
Pretty Pictures
18 Vintage Photos of People Celebrating Independence Day
Beyond the Cone: 10 Fun Ways to Eat Ice Cream
8 Acne Myths, Busted by Experts
Big Question
How Did the Tony Awards Get Their Name?
Stargazer Fish Looks Like the Babadook, Will Haunt Your Nightmares
14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Broadway Understudies
5 Facts About Blackheads from Dr. Pimple Popper
The Race to Save Benjamin Franklin's Cracked Gravestone
7 Investigation Discovery Personalities on Why People Love True Crime
12 Things We Learned About '12 Monkeys' Season 3 From a Visit to the Set
Animals
16 Amazing Facts About Sea-Monkeys
Q&A: James Monroe Iglehart on 'Hamilton,' Karaoke, and His Favorite Books
Dr. Sandra Lee, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper
Movies
13 Great Jack Nicholson Quotes for His 80th Birthday
Fun
'Hamilton' Star Jordan Fisher Gives a Tour of Alexander Hamilton's NYC Home
Big Question
How Does Jelly Belly Create Its Weird Flavors?
List
14 Shrewd 'Scrabble' Facts
Fun
20 Magical Facts About My Little Pony
TV
12 Things We Learned About 'Unsolved Mysteries' from the Creators' Reddit AMA
Books
12 of the Sweet Valley High Books' Most Ridiculous Plotlines
List
15 Awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes for Her 84th Birthday
Movies
29 Fun Facts About 'My Cousin Vinny'
List
10 Smart and Fun Accessories That Help You Make the Most of Your Phone
The Presidents
Eat Like a Commander-in-Chief: 15 President-Approved Recipes
Live Smarter
8 Products to Keep You Cozy This Winter
TV
6 Things We Know About 'The OA' Season 2
Movies
20 Hilarious Facts About 'Waiting for Guffman'
TV
Bringing 'The Magicians' White Lady to Life
The Presidents
30 Presidential Nicknames, Explained
History
The Near-Death Experience That Inspired the First Patented Down Jacket
Science
11 Incredible Stephen Hawking Quotes
List
8 Must-Have Products for Dog and Cat Owners
Live Smarter
13 Tips for Wrapping the Perfect Present
Technology
Meet Eero, the System That Will Change Your Wi-Fi Experience
List
16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Movies
12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From the Cast and Crew of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
Science
10 Facts About Cuban Animals From AMNH's New Exhibition, '¡Cuba!'
Science
How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population
Videos
38 Sweet Facts About Candy
Big Question
Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?
TV
Erin Darke on Her New Amazon Show, 'Good Girls Revolt'
Fun
7 Visions of the Future Sculpted in Play-Doh
Fun
Now You Can Buy Adorable Wigs For Your Pets
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