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Miss Cellania has written for mental_floss since 2007. She is also the managing editor at Neatorama and keeps a small humor blog called Miss Cellania. In her spare time, she is raising a frightening number of children in a small Kentucky town.
Stacy Conradt is a staff writer who's been contributing to mental_floss since 2008. As an avid board game lover, she is especially fond of her work on Split Decision and Mixed Nuts. In her spare time (ha) she likes to run badly and visit roadside attractions that make most people cringe. She never met an Abe Lincoln tribute she didn't love. If you have one to suggest, let her know at twitter.com/stacy_writes.
Roger lives in Brooklyn, but don't hold that against him.
Michele Debczak is a staff writer for mentalfloss.com. In the past she’s written about cheese and movies, two of her favorite things in life. In her free time she enjoys dogspotting, eating breakfast foods, and reading about alien conspiracy theories on Wikipedia.
Valerie DeBenedette is a freelance writer who lives in New York State with a small tan dog and a big red cat. She most often writes about health and medicine and knits quite frequently.
Shaunacy Ferro is a staff writer for MentalFloss.com. She has previously covered architecture and design for FastCoDesign.com, and psychology and neuroscience for Popular Science. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.

Karen Gardiner is a travel and culture writer from Scotland, currently based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. Find more at her website.

Nick Greene is Editor-at-Large for MentalFloss.com. He has written about trying to ride the entire New York Subway system in one day, surviving the apocalypse without a spare set of contact lenses, and whether or not Elvis was actually any good at karate. Originally from Chicago, he currently lives in Oakland, California.

­Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides, and has written for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow him at chrishiggins.com.

Kate Horowitz is a science writer for mental_floss. She writes about pretty much everything, but especially likes to bring readers' attention to squishy, underrated organisms; chronic illness and disability; science art; bodily functions; animal cognition; parasites; and the Moon. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she takes lots of walks and ogles other people's dogs.

Kristin Hunt is a writer and professional movie geek. She's previously worked on the digital teams at Thrillist and Maxim, but you can also find her byline on GQ, Nerve, and Paste.

Sean Hutchinson lives in the wilds of Brooklyn, NY. He’s got a couple of them fancy schmancy academic degrees in English literature, is a big World War II buff, counts Carl Sagan and Harry Nilsson among his personal heroes, and he’s also a huge movie fan. When he's not coming up with strange and interesting things to write about on Mental Floss, he's writing movie reviews and news at CriterionCast.

Paul Anthony Jones is a writer and musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of word origins guide Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, and he runs @HaggardHawks.

Nick Keppler is a Pittsburgh-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Village VoiceNerveVice, and Slate. When he’s not on his laptop, he’s probably kayaking on one of the city’s rivers with a Led Zeppelin track blaring through his earbuds.

Andrew is a staff writer for mentalfloss.com. His name can also be found on sites like Complex.com and Thrillist, while the rest of him can be found wherever there are sneakers, movies, and picture books.

Bess Lovejoy is a staff editor at mental_floss, a former editor at Smithsonian.com and Schott's Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.

Beth Anne Macaluso is an editor for MentalFloss.com. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and figuring out which wines pair best with her favorite cereals. She lives in Hoboken with her dog Ruthie, who is named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A native of fabulous Rochester, NY, Mark loves freelance writing, community theater, & anything dinosaur-related. He’s also obsessed with Denver Broncos football.
Clair is a freelance writer and bartender-at-large in Birmingham, Ala. When she's not writing, Clair is usually nerding out on trashy science-fiction or researching cocktail history. Her other writing and rambling is usually posted on Twitter @see_clair_write and at clairmclafferty.com.

Rudie Obias lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, science fiction, and web culture. His work can be found at ShockYa.com, MoviePilot.com, UPROXX, io9, ScreenRant.com, Giantfreakinrobot.com, and, of course, Mental Floss. He is also a Co-Working Evangelist for Bat Haus Co-Working in Brooklyn.

Rebecca O'Connell is an assistant editor for mentalfloss.com. She spends her free time prowling flea markets, making increasingly elaborate grilled cheeses, and watching 90s cult television. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates and a dog with more sass than fur.

Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing her part to fight off the cot-caught merger and keep "gym shoes" alive.

Rebecca Onion is a writer and academic living in Philadelphia. She runs Slate's history blog, The Vault.

Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.
Nina Pearlman is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and chasing her 1-year-old son around the apartment.

Mark Peters writes about euphemisms for Visual Thesaurus, comedy for McSweeney's, and comic books for Bark. He is the author of the forthcoming book Bullshit: A Lexicon from Three Rivers Press.

Nicola Prentis has taught English all over the world and now writes materials for English Language Teaching, including award winning fiction for learners. She writes about English and the industry at www.simpleenglishuk.wordpress.com.

Suzanne loves writing about music, history, Latin, and publishing. A graduate of Princeton University, she runs the indie music blog After The Show.
Bryan Reesman loves music, movies, theater, comic books, books ... he can never keep up with everything, but he has fun trying.

Jake Rossen is a writer, editor, and curator of fine comic strip art. (Except Garfield.) His byline can be found within the pages of The New York Times, ESPN.com, Wired.com and a slew of health and fitness-related publications.

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. When he’s not writing about historical curiosities for mental_floss, he covers online and traditional media for MediaPost. His interests include water gardens, games of strategy, geography, and cats.
Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Bellingham Review, CNN Living, Dark Sky Magazine, The Frisky, Matador Life, The Nervous Breakdown, The New York Press, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. She also blogs about words and language for Wordnik.
Stephanie Vermillion is an NYC-based media professional, travel writer and photographer. Her travel blog, The Wanderlost Way, offers tips, guides, and stories to help people of all experience levels embrace their spontaneity and curiosity for one-of-a-kind adventures. Connect with Stephanie on Instagram @TheWanderlostWay.
Jeff Wells is a freelance writer and English teacher living in New York City. He’s a warrior of the casual sports league circuit, with titles in soccer and volleyball and a host of nagging injuries to boot. He also has a softer side that includes writing poetry and walking his French bulldog, Ruby. His current fascinations include the Civil War, German beer, and making the perfect omelet.