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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.
The Lost Book of Titian Peale, America's First Lepidopterist
Scientist Uses Vegemite to Conduct Electricity
How to Make Your Own Sriracha 'Caviar'
23 Mighty Facts About 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'
Your Favorite Scientists as Paper Dolls
Grumpy Cat to Get Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds
15 Hilariously Terrible Reviews of Wonderful Museums
10 Facts About Krakatoa's 1883 Eruption
NASA Releases Adorable 'Little Planet' Selfie of Mars Rover
5 Delicious Nutella-Based Dessert Hacks
Building a Puking Robot—For Science
You Can Buy Buffalo Bill's House from 'The Silence of the Lambs'
Here's Some Concept Art for the Ghostbusters Ride that Never Happened
9 Facts About Climbing Mount Meru—And Making a Documentary Out of It
Meet the Tritensil, a New and Improved Version of the Spork
Bizarre-Looking New Species of Anglerfish Discovered
Now You Can Eat Crackers Made of Giant Isopods
Watch a Computer Program Sing '90s Power Ballads
There's a New Harry Potter Movie Coming! (But It's Not About THAT Harry Potter)
35 Things You Might Not Know About Harry Potter
Gorgeous Images of Killer Whales from Above
'Little Women' is Getting a "Gritty" TV Reboot
17 Bright and Colorful Facts About Lisa Frank
New Species of Carnivorous Plant Discovered in Facebook Photos
Remembering the Eastland Disaster on its 100th Anniversary
The Science Behind the Nearly Escape-Proof Rooms in 'Race to Escape'
13 Fun Facts About Wawa
8 Fascinating Facts About Seashells
18 Creepy Facts about 'Arachnophobia'
These Teenagers Just Don't Get Encyclopedias
19 Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Potter Books
15 Vintage Photos of Nuns Doing Normal Things
The Science of 'Self/Less'
5 Gorgeous Old Pictures of Seashells
This is the Brain of the Man Who Shot James A. Garfield
11 Insane Aquatic Toys You Can Buy
Watch This Vending Machine Make Pizza
New 'Harry Potter' Play Coming to the West End in 2016
This is What Happens When a Python Tries to Eat a Porcupine
15 Post-Harry Potter Revelations from Pottermore
Tips and Tricks for Conquering Bad Breath
28 Historical Photos of Dads Doing Dad Things
Watching Cat Videos Boosts Energy, According to Science
First-Person View of a Rocket Falling From Space
Q&A: Jack Horner on Creating a Genetically Modified Dinosaur for 'Jurassic World'
Make this Delicious-Looking Ice Cream in Just Two Steps
13 Creatures that Could Show Up in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
11 Items for an Awesome Picnic
6 Awesome Things Bill Murray Has Done
How Chuck Jones Animated the Mongoose in 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'
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