Authors' Archives and Bios

Keith Houston

Keith Houston is the creator of the Shady Characters blog and the author o

Jessica Hullinger

Jessica Hullinger is an award-winning journalist and social media fanatic currently living in Brooklyn, New York.

Sean Hutchinson

Sean Hutchinson lives in the wilds of Brooklyn, NY.


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David K. Israel

David is one of the founding bloggers of He's also an author, multi-media journalist, composer, teacher and film maker.


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Christian Jensen

A product of the Pacific Northwest, Christian has called the East Coast his home for over 13 years.

Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson is a GIS analyst/cartographer in Washington, DC.

Danica Johnson

Art Director/Set Designer for Mental Floss on YouTube.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a history major at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As a child, he wanted to be a pirate, Jedi, and/or velociraptor.

Casey Johnston

Casey Johnston, born of Albany, NY, is a 22-year old female student at Columbia University majoring in Applied Physics. Weird, right? All the boys in her classes think so too.

Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones is a writer and musician from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mark Juddery

Mark Juddery is an Australian journalist, screenwriter, and contributor to magazines like mental_floss.


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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


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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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Christine Landry

Christine Landry writes about etiquette -- the retro, the modern and the ridiculous -- at

Joy Lanzendorfer

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