Authors' Archives and Bios

Bryan Reesman

Bryan Reesman loves music, movies, theater, comic books, books ... he can never keep up with everything, but he has fun trying.

Lucas Reilly

Lucas is the Associate Editor at mental_floss. A recent graduate of Lafayette College, he grew up in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, where he played a lot of piano and toiled as a chocolatier.


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Joni Rendon

Joni Rendon and Shannon McKenna Schmidt are the authors of 

Alisa Richter

Alisa works in New York as the Director of Communications for 

Ransom Riggs

Filmmaker, photo hound, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom was a daily contributor to for many, many years.


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Caisey Robertson

Student at Texas Christian University studying writing. Tea drinker, synesthete, and corgi lover.

Kate Rockwood

Kate Rockwood is a freelance journalist living in Chicago.

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Islington, London


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Dave Roos

Dave Roos splits his time between freelance writing and organic vegetable farming, neither of which pay very well but make excellent use of his Religion major.

Kat Rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator and entertainment journalist who loves zombies and yoga in equal measure (but preferably not at th

Jake Rossen

Jake Rossen is a writer, editor, and curator of fine comic strip art.


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Greg Sabin

Depending on the time of day, Greg Sabin is either a financial planner, freelance writer, banjo player, or improvisational comedian.

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Maggie Ryan Sandford is a science journalist, writer, and broadcast media producer.

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is the author of The Mental Floss History of the United States and co-author with Steve Wiegand of The Mental Floss History of the World, both of which you should go buy right now.

Mandy Savoie

Since her dream of appearing on “Rock & Roll Jeopardy” didn’t pan out, Mandy works as a freelance writer.

Jenna Scherer

Jenna Scherer is a writer, editor and rouser of rabble whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler,

Mike Schlossberg

Mike Schlossberg is a Pennsylvania State Representative who also works as a 

Caitlin Schneider


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Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz is a writer and comedian, graduating from Brown University in 2015.

Anne Schweitzer

Anne Schweitzer is a publicist in the City of St. Louis, splitting her free time between outdoor adventures and indoor cats.

Jon Seder

Jon Seder is a writer, artist, graphic designer and recent Brooklyn expatriate who now happily lives in Maine.

Streeter Seidell

Streeter Seidell is the front page editor of and co-author of the site's first book, The CollegeHumor Guide to College.

Jake Seiner

Jake Seiner writes about Minor League Baseball for, and has previously written for the Associated Press and Boston Globe.

Rachel Semigran

Rachel is an East Coast native and a total Anglophile.

Maggie Shafer

Freelance writer and head of expansion at bulb - a social network for sharing knowledge - living in Colorado.

Leah Shaffer

Leah Shaffer is a freelance writer covering education and science. She enjoys both good beer and good beards.

Bud Shaw

Bud Shaw is a columnist for The Cleveland Plain-Dealer who has also written for the Philadelphia Daily News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The National.