Joined: Aug 15, 2013
Former head writer of mental_floss on YouTube. Also writes for Crash Course and AFC Wimbly Wombly.
Do you know the meaning behind Harry Potter spells like Expelliarmus and Wingardium Leviosa? How about where Dumbledore’s name comes from, or the debated etymology of horcrux?
Though Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic 'The Shining' is widely considered one of the best Stephen King adaptations, the bestselling author himself isn't a fan.
Unaired pilots. Actor switcheroos. Abandoned storylines. Internet spoilers. Divorce threats. The world behind-the-scenes of 'Game of Thrones' is just as intriguing as the series itself.
Thanks to developments in science and technology, you can't add jobs like slubber doffers and night soil men to your resume these days.
What exactly is the Witness Protection Program, and how does it work? Here's what you need to know about the secretive program.
The solar system: It’s big, it’s heliocentric, and it’s got space junk to spare. Here are 24 out-of-this-world facts about the corner of space that’s home to Earth.
School has come a long way since the 19th and 20th centuries. From corporal punishment to lunch to recess, here are just a few ways school was different a century ago.
Here's what you need to know about the brain-tingling phenomenon ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.
From possessed dolls and Bloody Mary to the Bunny Man and the Jersey Devil, here are the origins of 18 famous scary stories.
From giant parrots and penguins to really old poop and The Bone Wars to the difference between body fossils and trace fossils, here are a few fascinating facts about fossils.
You've heard of the light bulb and the telephone, but what about Thomas Edison's terrifying talking doll and Alexander Graham Bell's metal detector?