Authors' Archives and Bios

Meredith Danko

Head writer of mental_floss on YouTube.


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Valerie DeBenedette

Valerie DeBenedette is a freelance writer who lives in New York State with a small tan dog and a big red cat. She most often writes about health and medicine and knits quite frequently.

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


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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.

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.

Adam D’Arpino

Adam D’Arpino is a Brooklyn-based culture, entertainment, and comedy wordsmith. He’s written for MTV, CollegeHumor,, and more. You can follow him on Twitter: @AdamDArpino

Jane Eastoe

Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years.

Brenna Ehrlich

Brenna Ehrlich's claim to fame used to be a piece of odd trivia, that she grew up in Mystic, Connecticut-where "Mystic Pizza" was filmed.

Ben Eisenkop

Ben Eisenkop is an ecosystems ecologist and graduate university instructor, currently doing research in nitrogen biogeochemistry.

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,, 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,, BlackFilm and ComingSoon.

Dan Falk

Dan Falk is a science journalist based in Toronto.

Kirstin Fawcett


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