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.
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17 Facts About 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'
11 Facts About Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
22 Cryptids From Around the World
14 Facts About 'Dateline' NBC
12 Quotes About Books and Reading
11 Invasive Species Wreaking Havoc Around the World
What's On Daniel Radcliffe's Shelves?
11 Things We Know About the Dodo
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11 Drafts of the Most Famous Phrase from 'The Little Prince'
17 Surprising Facts About 'Deep Blue Sea'
35 Things You Might Not Know About Harry Potter
25 Delicious Facts About Lobsters
20 Unusual Words for Bodily Ailments
Vigo the Carpathian and the 'Ghostbusters II' Ending You Never Saw
11 Old Words and Phrases for Depression
25 of the Longest-Reigning Monarchs in History
13 Fun Facts About Wawa
5 Maurice Sendak Stories You Should Read
Unusual Words for Everyday Things
14 Freaky Facts About R.L. Stine's Fear Street Books
12 Reasons We Love True Crime, According to the Experts
13 Facts About John Irving's 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'
12 Surprising Facts About Manatees
6 Terrifying Bedtime Stories That Kept Kids in Line
5 Freaky and Fascinating Frogs
Products for a Better Night's Sleep
17 Spooky Photos of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary
16 Hilarious Animal Illustrations from a 16th Century Book
5 Animals That Might Show Up In Your Toilet to Terrify You
Eat Like a Commander-in-Chief With These 15 President-Approved Recipes
Celebrating 20 Years of Mental Floss
20 Excellent Words Coined in the Last 20 Years
Old-Timey Slang Words to Use On New Year's Eve
OFFHOURS Homecoat Review
Best Coffee Table Books for Anyone on Your Christmas List
Q&A: James Monroe Iglehart, Host of 'Biggest Little Christmas Showdown'
29 Fun Facts About 'My Cousin Vinny'
Roborock S4 Max Robot Vacuum Review
Why Elections Are Held on Tuesdays
History Vs. Podcast: Fact Checking Theodore Roosevelt
Pumpkin Carving Tips for a Better Jack O'Lantern
Awesome Things Bill Murray Has Done
'Schitt's Creek' TV Show Facts
Lisa Frank Facts
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes
British Expressions, Explained
Koosh Ball Facts
How School Was Different in the 1800s


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