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Miss Kathleen

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Allison Keene

A long-time mental_floss contributor, Allison is also a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter, Collider and Creative Loafing Atlanta.

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DT Kelly

Originally from Canada, DT Kelly is the author of two short humor books and numerous law and medical articles.

DeAnna Kerley

DeAnna Kerley is a writer from Charleston, South Carolina and never leaves home without her Moleskine.

Hannah Keyser

Hannah is a staff writer at mental_floss.

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Maggie Koerth-Baker

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Orrin Konheim

Orrin Konheim is a freelance writer for community newspapers, an avid magazine reader, and an Olympic Enthusiast.

Kara Kovalchik

Kara Kovalchik was born in Detroit and currently lives in the leafy suburb of Birmingham, MI, where she and her husband Sandy Wood spend their days ferreting out fun, fascinating trivial facts for

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Rob Lammle

Rob Lammle is a full-time cartographer and part-time freelance writer out of St. Louis.

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Joy Lanzendorfer

Joy Lanzendorfer's articles and short stories have appeared in Salon, Hotel Amerika, Entrepreneur, Writer's Digest, Necessary Fiction, Imb

Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala is a writer who, like these characters, often goes unseen. You can read her writing, however, at the Condé Nast Traveler, PopMatters, and on mlascalawriting.com.

Keith Law

Keith Law joined ESPN.com in June of 2006 as the lead baseball analyst for Scouts, Inc, covering the majors, minors and amateurs.

Allison Lex

Allison graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2010 with a degree in journalism.

Gabrielle Linnell

Gabrielle studies Medieval and Renaissance literature and dreams of becoming an unemployed graduate student in an unspecified European country.

Elizabeth Lunday

Elizabeth Lunday writes fun and informative articles about art, architecture, and literature for sources such as mental_floss and her blog, The Dilettante (

Matthew J.X. Malady

Matthew J.X. Malady is a writer and editor living in Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewjxmalady.

Mark Mancini

A native of fabulous Rochester, NY, Mark loves freelance writing, community theater, & anything dinosaur-related. He’s also obsessed with Denver Broncos football.

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Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Jessica Bloustein Marshall is a writer, editor and multimedia producer. Her work can be found on MTV News, Newsweek, Guideposts and NPR.

Kelli Marshall

Kelli Marshall teaches courses on Seinfeld, stand-up comedy, satire, Spike Lee, and other fun stuff at DePaul University and Columbia Coll

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall is a freelance writer, professional geek, occasional photographer, indentured servant to incestuous cats, speedy talker, and

Mario Marsicano

NYC advertising account guy turned blogger, Mario was one of the original contributors at YesButNoButYes, and is now proud to add mental_floss to his resume.

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