Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of 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.
12 Reasons We Love True Crime, According to the Experts
12 R.L. Stine Quotes for His 75th Birthday
13 Facts About Caboodles Makeup Organizers
25 Delicious Facts About Lobsters
The Most Influential Parasite in History
10 Facts About Rosacea
6 Terrifying Bedtime Stories That Kept Kids in Line
16 Magical New Harry Potter Products
New Game of Thrones Theory Targets Cersei and Her Baby
21 Fun and Practical Uses for Old Straws
16 Facts About Christopher Pike's Books
10 Memorable Alfred Hitchcock Quotes
11 Gross Things That Could Be On Your Toothbrush
10 Facts About Keratosis Pilaris From Dr. Pimple Popper
Sleep More Soundly with These Sweat-Busting Sheets
14 Freaky Facts About R.L. Stine's Fear Street Books
20 Facts About Syfy's 12 Monkeys
The Time Carl Akeley Killed a Leopard With His Bare Hands
Why Do Optometrists Blow Puffs of Air Into Your Eye?
13 Great Jack Nicholson Quotes
13 Fun Facts About Wawa
How Does Jelly Belly Create Its Weird Flavors?
12 Things You Might Not Have Known About Manatees
11 Incredible Stephen Hawking Quotes
33 Fun Facts About Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Plant Problems? The Sill's Resident Botanist Will Give You a Diagnosis (and a Solution!) via Email or Text
Head Case: What the Only Soft Tissue Dodo Head in Existence Is Teaching Scientists About These Extinct Birds
15 Funny Facts About Schitt's Creek
How Do Tsunamis Work?
What is a Polar Vortex?
Audubon's 'Birds of America': The Book So Big It Needed Its Own Furniture
13 Tips for Wrapping the Perfect Present From An Expert
16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
11 Fascinating Facts About the Frilled Shark
15 Thanksgiving Dinner Disasters (And How to Avoid Them)
5 of the Worst Parasites You Can Get—And How to Avoid Them
27 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Unsolved Mysteries
13 Stylish Facts About dELiA*s
The History of the Trapper Keeper
25 Future Stars Who Appeared on 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'
12 Vintage School Supplies You Can Still Buy
5 Terrifyingly Huge Spiders
20 of the Animal Kingdom's Most Surprising Friendships
18 Vintage Photos of People Celebrating Independence Day
Beyond the Cone: 10 Fun Ways to Eat Ice Cream
8 Acne Myths, Busted by Experts
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


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