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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.
17 Bizarre Natural Remedies From the 1700s
All Your Favorite Fictional Beers on One Poster
6 Animals Portrayed Incorrectly in Early Taxonomic Drawings
The MythBusters Take on Zombie Myths
16 Fun Facts About Grumpy Cat
10 Beautiful Photos from National Geographic's Your Shot Community
Spending Time Among the Bones of Paris's Catacombs
12 R.L. Stine Quotes for His Birthday
6 Weird Halloween Patents
10 Things to Know About Gravity
26 Halloween Costume Ideas from an 1887 Guide to Fancy Dress
20 Adorable Photos of Cats and Dogs from Meet the Breeds 2013
10 Iconic Photos from 125 Years of National Geographic
10 Things Kids Shouldn't Do According to an 1819 Book of Cautionary Tales
On This Date in 1983, Stanislav Petrov Single-Handedly Prevented Nuclear War
The Time Lil BUB Edited an Issue of mental_floss
The Late Movies: Covering the Boss
All the Original Nintendo Games on One Poster
Go Behind the Scenes of The Wizard of Oz's 3D Restoration
10 Sweet Spooks from "100 Ghosts"
11 Things We Know About the Dodo
Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?
Chandelier Made from Nintendo Zappers
27 Celebrity Patent Holders
The Late Movies: 9 Iconic VMA Performances
29 Vintage Photos of Dogs Being Man's Best Friend
Who Created Karaoke?
8 Important Daguerreotype Photos
11 Historical Photos of the Panama Canal
37 Odd College Mascots
10 Hitchcock Quotes for His Birthday
MythBusters Test Breaking Bad's Science
7 Things to Know About Elysium
8 Patents for Inventions that Purport to Protect You From Sharks
Shark Week Q&A: How Scientists Built a Shark-Following Robot for "Return of Jaws"
The Late Movies: Go Go Power Rangers
11 Vintage Photos from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
The Late Movies: Peacock Mantis Shrimpalooza
10 Fun Things to Do in Montreal
The Late Movies: Covers of "Both Sides Now"
Death! 41 Historic Demises
Incredible Colorized Slides of Africa from 1896
The Late Movies: All About Lady Liberty
11 Vintage Celebrity PSAs
11 Awesome NERF Facts—Plus, a Contest!
The Late Movies: Saw Song
5 Maurice Sendak Stories You Should Read
15 Details from the In Cold Blood Killers’ Case Files
T-Shirt Tuesday: #SMH
The Late Movies: Life in Slow Motion
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