Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of, host of The List Show on YouTube, and the creator, executive producer, and host of Mental Floss's History Vs. podcast. She joined Mental Floss in 2012. Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine. When she's not editing or writing, you can find her karaoking, reading non-fiction, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.
Simple Kitchen Hacks
Non-Salad Uses for Your Salad Spinner
'Schitt's Creek' TV Show Facts
Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms
How Chuck Jones Animated the Mongoose in 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'
New Words Inspired by the Coronavirus
Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena"
Loungewear for Working From Home
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day From Home
Eagle Creek Caldera Suitcase Review
Slang Words for Fart
This Website Will Tell You What Book to Read Next
Stephen Sondheim: Stories Behind His Songs
Hoaxes People Actually Believed
Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions
'80s Slang Terms
Surprising Animal Friendships
Candid Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Facts
Old-Timey Slang Words to Use On New Year's Eve
Dollywood Facts
Lil Bub Cat Facts
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Facts
15 Thanksgiving Dinner Disasters (And How to Avoid Them)
Why Elections Are Held on Tuesday
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. Time
Theodore Roosevelt Reading Tips
Slang Terms You Need to Know
The Conspiracy Theory That Has Plagued New York City's William Seward Statue for More Than a Century
The Best Coffee Products to Buy for International Coffee Day
Does the Full Moon Really Make People Act Crazy?
11 Things Lost, Then Rediscovered, At Museums
9 Lost Words We Should Bring Back
10 Facts About the Extinct Passenger Pigeon
14 Latin Words and Phrases for the Modern World
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts
13 Things You Might Not Have Known About Dr. Pimple Popper
17 Facts About Deep Blue Sea For Its 20th Anniversary
The Strange Saga of Oliver Cromwell's Head
Ninja’s Hot & Cold Brewed System Is the Only Coffee Maker You’ll Ever Need
11 Facts About Hemingway's Cats
How Is a Sunscreen's SPF Calculated?
Take Your In-Car Concerts to the Next Level With Carpool Karaoke, The Mic
12 Essential Products to Keep in Your Bag at All Times
16 Savage Teddy Roosevelt Insults
8 Tips for Interviewing a Serial Killer, According to Famed FBI Profiler John Douglas
Surprise: A Special Print Issue of Mental Floss Magazine Is On Newsstands Now!
5 Terrifyingly Huge Spiders
This Is the Brain of the Man Who Shot James A. Garfield
What's the Difference Between a Killer's Signature and M.O.?


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