Jason English

Jason English was named Editor-in-Chief, Digital for mental_floss in 2011 after serving as Managing Editor since 2007. He runs the @mental_floss twitter account and created the board game Split Decision. In 2013 mentalfloss.com won the Webby Award for Best Blog–Culture and was named one of the 50 Best Websites by TIME.

Jason was previously a freelance contributor to mental_floss magazine and a mediocre copywriter for several New York ad agencies. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, three daughters and yellow lab, Bailey, who's also a girl.

What Was Your Best (or Worst) Summer Job?
New Dates Added for Our Trivia Show!
The Most Iconic Food Chain in Each State
The Most Photographed Places in the World
If Your Self-Driving Car Gets a Ticket, Should Google Pay?
The Legend of Zelda Theme Played on Wine Glasses and Beer Bottles
The Most Selective School in Each State
Such Overshadowing
Paid Maternity Leave Around the World
What's the Dumbest Way You've Injured Yourself?
The Most Popular Baby Names in Each State
Every Country's Highest Valued Export
Brutally Honest Fan Mail From an 8-Year-Old
48 Famous People With Surprising Hobbies
The Most Commonly Spoken Language in Each State Besides English and Spanish
Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Dorothy Hodgkin
How Did the New York Rangers Get Their Name?
The Top 10 U.S. Cities by Population (1790-2010)
What's a Life Hack Everyone Should Know?
The Most Desirable College in Each State
60 Regional Foods You Shouldn't Eat Anywhere Else
Currencies Around the World
The Evolution of the Death Penalty
What Side of the Road Countries Drive On
32 Car Name Origins
Which State Has the Most State Pride?
We Won Another Webby Award!
What's the Best Fortune Cookie You've Ever Gotten?
The Least-Remembered Countries in the World
18 Famous People Who Are Missing Body Parts
The Most Famous Book Set in Each State
The Most Popular Girl Names in Each State Since 1960
What Was Your Most Memorable Celebrity Encounter?
What Do You Call Sweetened Carbonated Beverages?
The Parts of the U.S. Where Nobody Lives
28 Birthday Traditions from Around the World
Watch Five Caterpillar Machines Play Jenga
The U.S. Map Distorted by Population
What TV Show Finale Was Most Satisfying?
Samuel L. Jackson Performs Slam Poem About Boy Meets World
27 Fun Facts About Fun
Elements and the Countries That Discovered Them
49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed
16 Sweet Facts About the Sweet 16 Schools
The Greatest Sports Figure From Each State
44 Facts About the U.S. Presidents
Coffee or Tea?
What's the Weirdest Event of the Last 50 Years?
21 Mind-Blowing Lifeforms That Are Now Extinct
How to Read the Newspaper on Your Computer in 1981


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