Authors' Archives and Bios

James Hamblin

James Hamblin, MD, is a writer and physician in Los Angeles, where he also improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Jill Harness

Jill Harness is a freelance writer, amateur chef, and a sucker for animals.


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Lauren Harrell

Originally from Cincinnati, Lauren recently graduated from Ohio University where she studied journalism and political science.

Tim Harrod

Tim Harrod has written for The Onion, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Star Wars Insider Magazine. He lives, and periodically works, in Brooklyn.

Mangesh Hattikudur

Mangesh co-founded mental_floss in 2001 and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.


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Alexis Hauk

Alexis Hauk is a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C.

Brooks Hays

Brooks Butler Hays is a freelance writer based out of Washington, DC.

William Herkewitz

William Herkewitz is a science journalist and humorist based in New York City. His writes about theoretical physics, brewing, SkyMall and everything in-between.

Judith B Herman

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Matthew Hickman

Matthew was born and raised near Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from UGA he made several questionable career decisions.

Daven Hiskey

Daven has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and a background in mathematics, physics, astronomy, history, literature, electrical engineering, and music.

Meghan Holohan

Meghan Holohan lives in Pittsburgh close to two universities where she pesters doctors and scientists about their research.


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Keith Houston

Keith Houston is the creator of the Shady Characters blog and the author o

Jessica Hullinger

Jessica Hullinger is an award-winning journalist and social media fanatic currently living in Brooklyn, New York.

David K. Israel

David is one of the founding bloggers of He's also an author, multi-media journalist, composer, teacher and film maker.


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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a history major at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As a child, he wanted to be a pirate, Jedi, and/or velociraptor.

Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson is a GIS analyst/cartographer in Washington, DC.

Danica Johnson

Art Director/Set Designer for Mental Floss on YouTube.

Casey Johnston

Casey Johnston, born of Albany, NY, is a 22-year old female student at Columbia University majoring in Applied Physics. Weird, right? All the boys in her classes think so too.

Mark Juddery

Mark Juddery is an Australian journalist, screenwriter, and contributor to magazines like mental_floss.


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