Authors' Archives and Bios

Meredith Danko

Head writer of mental_floss on YouTube.


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Julia Davis

Julia Davis is a sophomore at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she writes for the student newspaper and studies 27 hours a day thanks to a time turner.


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Rebecca Deczynski

Rebecca Deczynski is a writer and student living in New York City. She studies English at Barnard College and prides herself on her ability to recognize Shakespeare references in pop culture.

Eddie Deezen

Eddie Deezen is an actor who has appeared in over 30 motion pictures including "Grease," “WarGames," "1941," and "The Polar Express." He has also been featured in


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Emma del Valle

I'm a 23 year old living in Baltimore, growing a single tomato.

Bill DeMain

As a songwriter, Bill’s songs have been covered by such artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Jill Sobule, and David Mead, and featured in TV shows such as Private Practice and The L Word.


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Jen Doll

Jen Doll is the author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest.

livius drusus

Born in Connecticut and raised in Rome, Italy, livius drusus embraced destiny and became a history nerd from a very early age.

Bryan Dugan freelancer and New York Times copy editor. Grammar Nazi. Rose Nylund wannabe. Awkward runner. Keeper of GIFs.


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Judy Dutton

Judy Dutton is a regular contributor to mental_floss magazine.

Adam D’Arpino

Adam D’Arpino is a Brooklyn-based culture, entertainment, and comedy wordsmith. He’s written for MTV, CollegeHumor,, and more. You can follow him on Twitter: @AdamDArpino

Jane Eastoe

Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years.

Brenna Ehrlich

Brenna Ehrlich's claim to fame used to be a piece of odd trivia, that she grew up in Mystic, Connecticut-where "Mystic Pizza" was filmed.

Ben Eisenkop

Ben Eisenkop is an ecosystems ecologist and graduate university instructor, currently doing research in nitrogen biogeochemistry.

Mark Ellwood

British-born, New York-based Mark Ellwood is a journalist who specializes in writing smartly about stupid things.

Kate Erbland

Kate Erbland is a freelance writer interested in all things cinematic, literary, and fuzzy-adorable. Her work can be found at Film School Rejects,, Geek Nation, and amNewYork.


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Robin Esrock

Journalist, bestselling author, and National Geographic television host Robin Esrock has visited over 100 countries in search of the extra

Josh Evans

Josh's middle name is Ramsey.

Max Evry

Max Evry received his degree in Film & Television from Boston University, currently serving as a freelance movie journo for sites like Moviefone, MTV NextMovie,, BlackFilm and ComingSoon.

Andréa Fernandes

Andréa Fernandes earned her bachelor's degree from a small, Hogwarts-esque Philadelphia college.


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Nicholas Ferroni

Nicholas Ferroni is an educator and historian who mentors lower-income students with deep personal commitment and care.

Alan Finn

Alan Finn is a freelance writer and novelist based in New Jersey. He loves books, movies, hippos and general historical weirdness.

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of