Authors' Archives and Bios

Sarah Grossbart

Sarah is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared in Us Weekly, HGTV Magazine, Woman's Day, and Glam

William Gurstelle

William Gurstelle is a professional engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices

Josh Halbur

Josh Halbur has been living a life full of knowledge and wordplay, from hosting games of “Wheel of Fortune” with his alphabet blocks when he was a kindergartener, to writing crosswords and contests

James Hamblin

James Hamblin, MD, is a writer and physician in Los Angeles, where he also improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Lauren Harrell

Originally from Cincinnati, Lauren recently graduated from Ohio University where she studied journalism and political science.

Tim Harrod

Tim Harrod has written for The Onion, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Star Wars Insider Magazine. He lives, and periodically works, in Brooklyn.

Mangesh Hattikudur

Mangesh co-founded mental_floss in 2001 and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.

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Alexis Hauk

Alexis Hauk is a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C.

Brooks Hays

Brooks Butler Hays is a freelance writer based out of Washington, DC.

William Herkewitz

William Herkewitz is a science journalist and humorist based in New York City. He writes about theoretical physics, brewing, SkyMall and everything in between.

Judith B Herman

Judith B. Herman is a Southern California writer with a thing for words and pictures.

Robert Herritt

Robert Herritt is an American writer living in Paris.

Matthew Hickman

Matthew was born and raised near Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from UGA he made several questionable career decisions.

Allison Hirschlag

Ally Hirschlag is a producer/actor/writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY and buys way too many toys for her cats.

Daven Hiskey

Daven has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and a background in mathematics, physics, astronomy, history, literature, electrical engineering, and music.

Margaret Hoffman

Margaret is a freelance writer for mental_floss and lifelong fan of science, storytelling, and Cookie Monster.

Meghan Holohan

Meghan Holohan lives in Pittsburgh close to two universities where she pesters doctors and scientists about their research.

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Taylor Horne

Taylor Horne is an intern for MentalFloss.com. He is currently attending school in Hoover, Alabama, and has a passion for science—astronomy in particular.

Kate Horowitz

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Keith Houston

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