Joined: Aug 21, 2019
Jonathan Mayer is a writer, producer, director and editor, and the Managing Producer at Mental Floss video. His work has been produced by Upworthy and Hatched, and has been written about by Splitsider/Vulture, Jezebel, the Frisky, and Laughspin. His most recent digital series, Aliens, was chosen for screening in SeriesFest and the Catlyst Story Institute Festival.
From acrophobia (the fear of heights) to zuigerphobia (the fear of vacuum cleaners), there are plenty of things to be scared of—rationally or otherwise.
Tacos de canasta (or “basket tacos”) were not the first tacos ever made, but their origin is inextricably linked with the history of that culinary classic.
When is losing together more fun than winning by yourself? In this premiere episode of Mental Floss’s new series, The History of Fun, we look for an answer.
In this episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy shares 16 facts that will warp your sense of time.
In this episode of Misconceptions, host Justin Dodd debunks some myths about the Amish.
Unsolved crimes are exhaustively covered in the media, but chances are, there’s at least one crime from history in this list—from unsolved art heists to mysterious crimes committed against (or by?) royals—that you’re not familiar with.
In this episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy shares seven unbelievable events of mass hysteria from history.
In this episode ofThe List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy shares the meaning of 50 words you’ll be happy to know.
In the latest episode of Food History, host Justin Dodd tells us about the innovations in cookbook publishing instigated by this perhaps-unlikely source.
How well do you know the United States of America? In this episode of Misconceptions, we debunk one common myth about each of the 50 states.
In this episode of Misconceptions, Justin Dodd breaks down some common misunderstandings about physics.
The California roll is practically synonymous with sushi for some people.