Authors' Archives and Bios

Chelsea Collier

Chelsea Collier is an actor/writer/trivia junkie currently living in Illinois. She studied Shakespeare in grad school and uses the word "gormandizing" whenever possible.

Jessanne Collins

Jessanne Collins is Editor-in-Chief of mental_floss magazine.

Stacy Conradt

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.


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Lauren Cowling

Lauren Cowling grew up in the South eating over-cooked steak and performing dance routines at the annual church talent show.

Tara Cox

Tara Cox was the founding Editor-in-Chief of RVLiving magazine and has worked at Every Day with Rachael Ray, Popular Mechanic

Adrienne Crezo

Adrienne Crezo used to be's biggest fan. (She still is, but she used to be, too.) Adrienne is a long-time _floss regular and handyperson, freelance writer and editor.


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Sarah Crosland

Sarah Crosland has worked as an editor for bridal magazines for almost a decade and been a bridesmaid 11 times, which she thinks essentially qualifies her as a wedding pro.

Darlena Cunha

Darlena Cunha is a former television producer turned freelance journalist.

Meredith Danko

Head writer of mental_floss on YouTube.


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Julia Davis

Julia Davis is a sophomore at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she writes for the student newspaper and studies 27 hours a day thanks to a time turner.


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Rebecca Deczynski

Rebecca Deczynski is a writer and student living in New York City. She studies English at Barnard College and prides herself on her ability to recognize Shakespeare references in pop culture.

Eddie Deezen

Eddie Deezen is an actor who has appeared in over 30 motion pictures including "Grease," “WarGames," "1941," and "The Polar Express." He has also been featured in


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Emma del Valle

I'm a 23 year old living in Baltimore, growing a single tomato.

Bill DeMain

As a songwriter, Bill’s songs have been covered by such artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Jill Sobule, and David Mead, and featured in TV shows such as Private Practice and The L Word.


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Evin Demirel

Freelancer Evin Demirel has written for the likes of the Daily Beast, SB Nation and Vice.

Jen Doll

Contributing Editor Jen Doll is also the author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest.

livius drusus

Born in Connecticut and raised in Rome, Italy, livius drusus embraced destiny and became a history nerd from a very early age.

Bryan Dugan freelancer and New York Times copy editor. Grammar Nazi. Rose Nylund wannabe. Awkward runner. Keeper of GIFs.


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Nancy Dunham

Nancy Dunham is a music and entertainment journalist who writes for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Country Weekly,

Judy Dutton

Judy Dutton is a regular contributor to mental_floss magazine.