Authors' Archives and Bios

Brian Switek

Brian Switek enthuses about fossil finds in his books

Austin Thompson

Austin is a researcher and app developer from Albuquerque. Despite that, he only knows two extras from Breaking Bad.

Leslie Threlkeld

Leslie Threlkeld is currently working as a mental_floss intern in Birmingham. She recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Journalism and Computer Science.

Drew Toal

Drew Toal is a freelance writer and photo booth operator. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

Will Treece

Will Treece grew up in Tokyo, lives in Detroit, and is currently a History major at Swarthmore College.

Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

Likes: doughnuts, spirits (liquor), spirits (supernatural), donuts. Dislikes: injuries.


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Angela Tung/Wordnik

Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco.

Angela Tung

Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco.

Drew Turney

After growing up knowing he wanted to change the world, Drew Turney realized it was easier to write about other people changing it instead.

Erik van Rheenen intern. Stage dive enthusiast. Wannabe novelist. Nerdfighter.

Erik Vance

Erik Vance is a former scientist who used to study dolphins as they played.

Caity Weaver

Caity is a freelance writer who spends her nights blogging for Gawker and her days getting sucked into Wikipedia wormholes for mental_floss.

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College Weekend

Every once in a while, we hand over the keys to college and graduate students. Here's what they've come up with in the past.

Scott Weiner

Excerpted from the wonderful Viva La Pizza by Scott Weiner.

Leah Welborn

An avowed Westerner, freelance writer Leah Welborn has never lived east of the Mississippi (not that there's anything wrong with it).

Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells is a freelance writer and English teacher living in New York City.

John Wenz

John is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. His works have appeared in Popular Mechanics, The Awl and many other publications. He really likes brussels sprouts and cats.

Anne Wheeler

Anne Wheeler is a freelance writer living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

AK Whitney

A.K. Whitney is a journalist with 20 years of experience in print and online.