Authors' Archives and Bios

Paul Sorene

Paul Sorene is the Anorak. He survives on donations and the tolerance of Old Mr Anorak, his patron. Paul is hawked out to various media outlets whenever OMA is low on supplies.

Jamie Spatola

Jamie Spatola is a 2004 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in English and minored in Linguistics. She subsequently earned an M.B.A.

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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.

Brian Switek

Brian Switek enthuses about fossil finds in his books

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

MentalFloss.com 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).