Authors' Archives and Bios

Mark Ellwood

British-born, New York-based Mark Ellwood is a journalist who specializes in writing smartly about stupid things.

Jason English

Jason English was named Editor-in-Chief, Digital for mental_floss in 2011 after serving as Managing Editor since 2007.

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Kate Erbland

Kate Erbland is a freelance writer interested in all things cinematic, literary, and fuzzy-adorable. Her work can be found at Film School Rejects, Film.com, Geek Nation, and amNewYork.

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Robin Esrock

Journalist, bestselling author, and National Geographic television host Robin Esrock has visited over 100 countries in search of the extra

Josh Evans

Josh's middle name is Ramsey.

Max Evry

Max Evry received his degree in Film & Television from Boston University, currently serving as a freelance movie journo for sites like Moviefone, MTV NextMovie, Film.com, BlackFilm and ComingSoon.

Andréa Fernandes

Andréa Fernandes earned her bachelor's degree from a small, Hogwarts-esque Philadelphia college.

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Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a staff writer for MentalFloss.com. Previously, she covered architecture and design for FastCoDesign.com, and psychology and neuroscience for Popular Science.

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Nicholas Ferroni

Nicholas Ferroni is an educator and historian who mentors lower-income students with deep personal commitment and care.

Alan Finn

Alan Finn is a freelance writer and novelist based in New Jersey. He loves books, movies, hippos and general historical weirdness.

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of 

Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter, and pedant.

Ellen Freeman

Ellen Freeman is a writer whose work has been published on Refinery29, Racked, The Fashion Spot, and the Matador Network.

Cole Gamble

Based in Portland, Oregon, Cole Gamble has written about the crimes of Willy Wonka and man-eating beds for The Daily Beast, The New Yorker, Cracked, The Huffington Post and Salon.

Jo Garfein

Jo Garfein is a freelance writer and co-founder of the charity Cancer Gets LOST.

Steve Gartland

Steve Gartland started his career at The L Magazine in Brooklyn, where he was a copy-editor and writer of occasional movie reviews and short pieces about forgotten bits of New York City history.

Melissa Gaskill

Independent journalist Melissa Gaskill covers science, the environment, and adventure travel for a variety of print and online publication

Anna Gay

Anna Gay is a photographer and a grad student in the MFA program at the University of Georgia.

Shannon Geis

Shannon Geis is an oral historian and multimedia producer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Columbia University and NYU. She is always looking for ways to bring the past back to life.

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon is freelance writer covering sports culture, media, and soccer politics—among other topics.

Brian Gottesman

Brian Gottesman is a lawyer in Wilmington, DE.

Kenny Gould

Kenneth Gould, an undergraduate majoring in English at Duke University, generally goes by the more youthful nickname 'Kenny.' At Duke, Kenny is the Vice-President and business manager of

Jenn Grabenstetter

Jenn graduated from Wake Forest University in 2005 with a degree in Political Science.