Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Executive Editor of MentalFloss.com. Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine. When she's not editing or writing, you can find her karaoking, reading non-fiction, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.

Movies
12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From the Cast and Crew of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
Science
10 Facts About Cuban Animals From AMNH's New Exhibition, '¡Cuba!'
Science
How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population
Videos
38 Sweet Facts About Candy
Big Question
Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?
TV
Erin Darke on Her New Amazon Show, 'Good Girls Revolt'
Fun
7 Visions of the Future Sculpted in Play-Doh
Fun
The History of the Trapper Keeper
Fun
Now You Can Buy Adorable Wigs For Your Pets
Animals
13 Vintage Photos of Big Cats for International Cat Day
Sports
11 Female Gymnasts With Skills Named After Them
Fun
These Kids Cannot Wrap Their Minds Around Blockbuster Video
Movies
'The Little Prince' Movie You Probably Never Saw
Fun
Can You Find the Cat in This Photo?
List
15 Fun Facts about The Baby-sitters Club
Books
10 Things We Learned From the 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Script
Big Question
How is SPF Calculated?
TV
Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
Movies
14 Things We Learned From Werner Herzog's Reddit AMA
Movies
Creating Vigo the Carpathian, and the 'Ghostbusters II' Ending You Never Saw
Movies
How the Daniels Made 'Swiss Army Man' (a.k.a. the Daniel Radcliffe Farting Corpse Movie)
Fun
5 Magical Facts About Ilvermorny, North America's Wizarding School
Animals
5 Awesome and Adorable Products You Can Get at CatCon
Animals
7 Myths and Misconceptions About Crocodilians, Debunked
List
13 Things We Learned at Investigation Discovery's First-Ever IDCon
Movies
Take an Up-Close Look at the Daniel Radcliffe Doll from 'Swiss Army Man'
History
'And Peggy': 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Peggy Schuyler
Fun
Exhibit Devoted to Harry Potter Graphic Art Opens in London
Fun
20 Magical Facts About My Little Pony
History
This is the Letter Hamilton Wrote That Got Him Out of the West Indies
This Just In
Here's Your First Look at Harry, Ginny, and Albus from 'Cursed Child'
Animals
10 Things We Learned About Crocs From AMNH's New Exhibition
Live Smarter
6 Quick Tips for Buying a New Mattress
TV
The Early Acting Gigs of 20 'Game of Thrones' Stars
History
The Time Carl Akeley Killed a Leopard With His Bare Hands
Animals
16 Amazing Facts About Sea-Monkeys
Technology
Google Employees Propose New Emojis Focusing on Professional Women
Animals
How Kitties Helped Create Friskies' New Line of Cat Food
Science
Researchers Spot Deep Sea Jellyfish New to Science
List
20 Awesome Facts About the Golden Gate Bridge
Books
12 Excellent Lyrical Annotations from 'Hamilton: The Revolution'
Animals
12 Facts About Pets and Pet Ownership for National Pet Day
Q&A
Q&A: Lili Taylor on Creating Characters, Why Horror is Fun, and the Joys of Birding
List
11 Awesome Stops That Should Be on Every 'Harry Potter' Fan's Vacation List
List
22 Awesome and Inspiring Bill Murray Quotes
Books
15 Scary Fun Facts About 'Bunnicula'
Animals
11 Amazing Animal Instagrams You Should Follow Right Now
Fun
12 Adorable (and Hilarious) Kid Reviews of the MoMA
Technology
The Handbag That Charges Your Phone
TV
33 Fun Facts About 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
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