Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of MentalFloss.com, 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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