Margaret is a freelance writer for mental_floss and lifelong fan of science, storytelling, and Cookie Monster. She currently lives in The Big Apple, where, in her free time, she tinkers in television production, dog sits, and writes about whether the newest Oreo tastes as delicious as advertised (a serious social concern). Her best friend, Gregory, is a 1-inch-tall plastic dinosaur who harbors plans to take over the world. The plans are benign. Mostly.