Authors' Archives and Bios

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.

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 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

Bill Howard

Bill Howard is a content strategy consultant in Scottsdale, AZ and often helps global enterprises define translation strategies for their digital media.

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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Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson is a freelance pop culture journalist/nerd-for-hire who's been writing full-time since 2008.