Authors' Archives and Bios

Arika Okrent

Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing he


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Molly Oldfield

Molly Oldfield studied at Oxford before becoming a writer and researcher on the BBC television show QI.

Randy Olson

Randy Olson is a Computer Science graduate research assistant at Michigan State University s

Romy Oltuski

Romy Oltuski is a mental_floss contributor who has also written for Flavorwire, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, REDBOOK, and Lifestyles, among others.

Sean ONeill

Sean O’Neill is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Chicago.

Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill is a freelancer whose work has been featured in The Salem Monthly, The Atlantic, and American Library Journal

Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion is a writer and academic living in Philadelphia.

Oné R Pagán

Oné R. Pagán is a husband and a father of three. He is also a university professor, scientist and a writer.

Rebecca Pahle

Rebecca Pahle is a New York City-based entertainment journalist and part-time Sith Lord.

Nicole Pajer

Nicole Pajer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.

Erica Palan

Erica Palan is a writer, editor, and social media manager living in Philadelphia.


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Joe Pappalardo

Joe Pappalardo is a science journalist and author of the non-fiction book

Will Pearson


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Curt Peinhardt

Curt is a Graduate Assistant for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the University of Alabama's MBA Program, a small business owner, and the devoted fiancee to a beautiful attorney in Birmingh

Mark Peters

Mark Peters writes about euphemisms for Visual Thesau

Jo Piazza

Jo Piazza is the author of Celebrity Inc.: How Famous People Make Money (

Jen Pinkowski

Jen Pinkowski is senior science editor of

Garin Pirnia

Garin, a made-up name that according to her mom means "high priestess of the written word," is a freelance arts and culture writer.

Rob Placek

A fresh graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Rob Placek is a farm boy, travel junkie, and trivia fanatic.

Jason Plautz

Jason Plautz started as an intern for in 2007 and now does quizzes and posts about politics, sports, movies, and anything else that crosses his radar.


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Amy Preneta

Before having triplets in 2003, Amy went to graduate school, had a career, read voraciously, and traveled through three continents, but she doesn't remember any of it.

Sarah Prial

Sarah Prial fled her degree in Media Studies and Digital Culture to become a writer.

Kristy Puchko

Kristy is a New York-based entertainment journalist whose work has appeared on Vanity Fair, Time Out New York, Vulture, Pajib

Jordan Rabinowitz

By day, Jordan Rabinowitz is the managing editor of college sports website/player database

Suzanne Raga

Suzanne loves writing about music, history, Latin, and publishing.