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.
Here's Dateline's Keith Morrison Reading 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
Missing Disney Christmas Short from 1927 Discovered in Norway
'Saturday Night Live' Creates Christmas Version of 'Serial'
12 Interesting Documents from the Digital Einstein Papers
7 Cool Facts About the Greenland Shark
Get Nerdily Festive With These Scientist Paper Snowflakes
Watch the Second Episode of AMNH's Series 'Shelf Life'
Watch Penguins Play an iPad Game
17 Fun Facts About 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'
Christmas Sweater-Clad Sheep Reunited with Family
Today's Kids Aren't Into Vintage 'Power Rangers'
NYC Insects Eat a Lot of Food Waste
You Can Own This (Potentially Haunted) Antique Sword
27 Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Clarissa Explains It All'
Eerie Drone Footage Shows Chernobyl From Above
Rare First Folio of Shakespeare's Plays Discovered
Creating a Foldable, Origami-Inspired Kayak
8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Seadevil Anglerfish
6 Fun Finds from a Digitized Archive of Darwin Documents
5 Things You'll Learn from Public Domain Review's New Book
5 Weird Looking (But Fascinating!) Frogs
Ride Along on the Future Tallest Roller Coaster in the World
How Many Germs Are in a Kiss?
12 Inedible Goodies that Foodies Will Still Love
You'll Be Mesmerized by This Stunning Timelapse of the Sun
11 Things We Learned from the American Museum of Natural History's New Exhibition on Natural Disasters
Rosetta's Comet Compared to Los Angeles
Go Behind the Scenes at AMNH in the New Series 'Shelf Life'
7 Questions for Doron Weber, VP at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
8 Videos of Platypodes in the Wild
Who Invented the Brownie?
Why Did We Land on a Comet?
15 Hilarious Newspaper Corrections
11 Questions for Snow Artist Simon Beck
These Kids Just Can't Figure Out Old-School Film Cameras
10 Early Films Made by Edison's Movie Company
Astronauts on the ISS Put a GoPro in a Sphere of Water
The 20 Catchiest Songs (According to Science)
Why Does My Cat Bring Home Dead Animals?
Would You Eat this Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger?
The History of One World Trade Center in 22 Photos
13 Questions for Cory Michael Smith, Star of 'Gotham'
Explore this Creepy But Awesome "Grave Atlas"
20 Purrfect Products for Cats and Their Humans
Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap "Alphabet Aerobics"
17 Spooky Photos of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary
The Dishes 16 Writers Would Bring to a Literary Potluck
12 Weird Vintage Pictures From Séances
9 Questions for John Gallagher Jr., Star of 'The Heart Machine'
IKEA's new 'Shining'-Inspired Ad is Perfect


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