Authors' Archives and Bios

Dave Roos

Dave Roos splits his time between freelance writing and organic vegetable farming, neither of which pay very well but make excellent use of his Religion major.

Greg Sabin

Depending on the time of day, Greg Sabin is either a financial planner, freelance writer, banjo player, or improvisational comedian.

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Maggie Ryan Sandford is a science journalist, writer, and broadcast media producer.

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is the author of The Mental Floss History of the United States and co-author with Steve Wiegand of The Mental Floss History of the World, both of which you should go buy right now.

Mandy Savoie

Since her dream of appearing on “Rock & Roll Jeopardy” didn’t pan out, Mandy works as a freelance writer.

Jenna Scherer

Jenna Scherer is a writer, editor and rouser of rabble whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler,

Mike Schlossberg

Mike Schlossberg is a Pennsylvania State Representative who also works as a 

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Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz is a writer and comedian, graduating from Brown University in 2015.

Anne Schweitzer

Anne Schweitzer is a publicist in the City of St. Louis, splitting her free time between outdoor adventures and indoor cats.

Jon Seder

Jon Seder is a writer, artist, graphic designer and recent Brooklyn expatriate who now happily lives in Maine.

Streeter Seidell

Streeter Seidell is the front page editor of and co-author of the site's first book, The CollegeHumor Guide to College.

Jake Seiner

Jake Seiner writes about Minor League Baseball for, and has previously written for the Associated Press and Boston Globe.

Rachel Semigran

Rachel is an East Coast native and a total Anglophile.

Leah Shaffer

Leah Shaffer is a freelance writer covering education and science. She enjoys both good beer and good beards.

Bud Shaw

Bud Shaw is a columnist for The Cleveland Plain-Dealer who has also written for the Philadelphia Daily News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The National.

Karl Smallwood

Karl is a British theoretical media graduate trying to make it in the world as a writer. If you're reading this, he's probably not doing half bad. To see his work, Google him.

Emily Anna Smith

Emily Anna Smith is a southern librarian in the Big Apple. She blogs and tweets about the Oscar red carpet. Follow her @oscarscloset.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith is a Software Engineering major entering his junior year this fall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Camille Smith Platt

A former editor with Christian Family Publications, Camille Smith Platt is a freelance writer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Eric D Snider

Eric D. Snider has been a writer since childhood, a film critic since 1999, and a beard wearer since 2008.

Erik Sofge

Erik is a technology, science and culture writer based in Massachusetts.

Matt Soniak

Matt is a long-time mental_floss regular and writes about science, history, etymology and Bruce Springsteen for both the website and the print magazine.


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Paul Sorene

Paul Sorene is the Anorak. He survives on donations and the tolerance of Old Mr Anorak, his patron. Paul is hawked out to various media outlets whenever OMA is low on supplies.

Jamie Spatola

Jamie Spatola is a 2004 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in English and minored in Linguistics. She subsequently earned an M.B.A.