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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.
Fun
Powder + Subwoofer = Awesome
List
10 Classic Bill Murray Song Covers
Science
Watch Liquid Boiling and Freezing at the Same Time
Secrets Week
15 Secrets of Space Suit Design
Fun
Vincent Price was a Gourmet Cook
Secrets Week
9 Things You Won't See on Display at the American Museum of Natural History
Science
This Video Elegantly Explains How Big the Universe Is
Science
From Caterpillar to Chrysalis—and What Happens in There
Videos
All Three Seasons of Game of Thrones Recapped in Nine Minutes
History
Early Instructional Videos for Using a Rotary Phone
Animals
20 Fun Facts About Our Mysterious Feline Friends
History
How to Position Yourself for an X-Ray in 1910
Fun
Use this Infographic to Build Your Own Iron Throne
Animals
8 Facts About the Spiny Flower Mantis
Fun
Mr. Yuk: The History of Poison’s Most Iconic Symbol
Big Question
Where Are All the Baby Pigeons?
Words
31 Old Timey Slang Terms for "Informant"
List
11 Magnified Photos of Creepy Crawlies
TV
10 Excellent Internet Riffs on True Detective
History
Take the Very First SAT
Fun
Adorably Perplexed Kids React to Rotary Phones
Science
The High-Tech Exosuit That Takes Divers to 1000 Feet
List
12 Things We Learned About Buffy from Sarah Michelle Gellar's Reddit AMA
Q&A
Q&A: Dawn Barkan, Head Animal Trainer on Inside Llewyn Davis
Fun
10 Photos of Adorable Puppies at the American Kennel Club
Space
11 Photos from the Opportunity Rover's Decade on Mars
Odds/Ends
It's College Weekend!
List
14 Things We Learned from Bill Murray's Reddit AMA
Words
11 Delightful 19th-Century Australian Slang Terms
Weird Science
Search of the Internet Reveals No Evidence of Time Travelers
Books
Check out the Latest Trailer for Ransom Riggs' Hollow City!
Big Question
What is a Polar Vortex?
Fun
The MythBusters Take on Star Wars—See Photos Here!
Sports
10 Fun Photos of the NHL 2014 Winter Classic
List
32 Vintage Photos of People Having a Merry Christmas
Fun
This Filmmaker Spent a Studio's Promotional Video Budget on Typhoon Relief
List
8 Excellent Rube Goldberg Cartoons
Odds/Ends
Attention, College Scribes Who Want to Write for Us!
Q&A
Q&A: Frederique Olivier, Camerawoman on Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Q&A
Q&A: Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton
List
10 Facts About Poison
Fun
15 More Excellent Victorian Slang Terms You Should be Using
Fun
All of Your Favorite Famous Cats on One Poster
Odds/Ends
Last Week's Most Popular Stories
Friday Happy Hour
What Was Your Favorite Book Growing Up?
Words
56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using
Videos
26 Classes We Wish Our Schools Had Offered
List
20 Cute and Creepy Vintage Halloween Cards
List
17 Bizarre Natural Remedies From the 1700s
Design
All Your Favorite Fictional Beers on One Poster
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