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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.
Where NASA Tests Hardware Bound for Space
A Brief History of LA's "Witch House"
7 Tips for Better Barbecue from a BBQ Master
Original 'War of the Worlds' Illustrations Up for Auction
5 Awesome Things Identified at the American Museum of Natural History's ID Day
6 Tips for a Better Margarita
Q&A: Morgan Freeman and James Younger, Executive Producers of 'Through the Wormhole'
Pop Chart Lab Creates Awesome Harry Potter Poster for Pottermore
10 Awesome Rick Baker-Created Movie Props You Can Buy
You Could Own This Idyllic (But Haunted) Ghost Town
13 Facts About 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'
Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena"
Why are Hammerheads' Heads Shaped Like That?
A Visual History of Hockey Jerseys on One Awesome Poster
What We Can Learn From the Earth's Tiniest Fossils
Watch High-Speed MRI Images of Someone Singing "If I Only Had a Brain"
Clear Waters of Lake Michigan Reveal Shipwrecks
11 Beautiful Bookmarks Bibliophiles Will Love
5 Awesome (and Occasionally Terrifying) Marine Worms
The Key to Fixing These 4 Human Genetic Diseases Could Lie in Cat DNA
Making Ice Cream That Tastes Like Color
10 Extreme Animal Facts from the American Museum of Natural History's New Exhibition
Now You Can Own Harry Potter's 'Monster Book of Monsters'
The Most Secretive Book in History
Q&A: Roel Reiné, Director of 'Admiral'
17 Cool Old English Bookplates
How One Resort Turned a Helicopter into a Cottage
How Scientists Use Images of the Sky to Time Travel to Stars
The Stories Behind 6 Classic Stephen Sondheim Songs
How a Brilliant Intelligence Officer Used 'Monopoly' to Free WWII POWs
A Brief History of the Magna Carta
Jeremy Bentham's Memorial Now Watches Its Visitors
How Can We Tell When a Volcano is Dormant or Extinct?
Would You Try Schmacon, An All-Beef Bacon?
Watch Emma Watson's HeForShe Q&A
9 Awesome Items from the AMNH-Etsy Collaboration
Q&A: Terri Tatchell, Co-Writer of 'Chappie'
Scientists Have Composed Music For Your Cats
Is It Possible to be Scared to Death?
11 Invasive Species Wreaking Havoc Around the World
One Ticket to 'Cat Island,' Please
This John Oliver Video on Infrastructure is Worth Your Time
Juvenile Woolly Rhino Carcass Found in Siberia
7 Fast Facts About Llamas
16th Century Spanish Ships Took Tropical Fire Ants Around the World
How the Olinguito Became Recognized as a New Species
11 Invasive Species Wreaking Havoc Around the World
What's the Difference Between Frogs and Toads?
17 Oscar Facts That Will Impress Your Party Guests
Incredible Drone Footage of Frozen Niagara Falls
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