Authors' Archives and Bios

Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker inherited a desire to pick up trivia from both his father and maternal grandfather. Where there’s a story, there’s a fact to be stored in memory for unveiling on a rainy day.

Abbey Stone

Abbey Stone is a senior editor at

Nicholas Subtirelu

Nicholas Subtirelu is a PhD student in applied linguistics at Georgia State University.

Julia Suits

Julia is cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine. She curates and illustrates "Old News" for Texas Monthly.

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

Senior editor 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.

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.

Leah Welborn

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

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 freelance journalist in Southern California. A longtime math phobic, she spent a few years taking remedial math at a community college and surprised herself by really enjoying it.