Garin Pirnia, Mental Floss

Garin Pirnia

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past:
  • Mental Floss
  • The Infatuation
  • Condé Nast Traveler
  • 10Best
  • Eater National
  • The Takeout
  • Complex
  • WIRED
  • Esquire

Past articles by Garin:

12 Wild Facts About Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction'

On July 21, 1987, Guns N’ Roses unleashed their first studio album, 'Appetite for Destruction,' and changed the face of '80s rock. → Read More

Cookbook Author Naz Deravian’s Guide To Persian Food In LA

Cookbook author Naz Deravian picks out her favorite Persian restaurants and markets in Los Angeles. → Read More

‘Roadrunner’ Director Morgan Neville on Anthony Bourdain’s Lasting Legacy

Ahead of the documentary's theatrical release, we spoke with director Morgan Neville about how we can all embody the beloved travel host as the world reopens. → Read More

The 48 Most Frequently Banned Wedding Songs

In 2017, stats/polling site Five Thirty Eight asked more than two dozen professional DJs who had DJ’d around 200 weddings and asked them: What songs do couples ban from their weddings? → Read More

9 Surprising Facts About Buster Keaton

Even today, Buster “The Great Stone Face” Keaton's filmmaking genius continues to influence everyone from Mel Brooks to Jackie Chan. → Read More

The 26 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2020

'Star Trek' spinoffs, fast food crimes, inspirational biopics, not-so-inspirational biopics, hit movies-turned-television shows, and Nazi hunters are all on the 2020 schedule. → Read More

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

It’s officially 2020 and the box office is preparing for a new crop of superhero movies, sequels (some of them long overdue), live-action Disney remakes, and more. → Read More

11 Times Drunk Animals Have Wreaked Havoc

When animals find themselves getting into the booze, chaos can ensue. Here are 11 times bears, elk, raccoons, and more have been liquored up and tormented society. → Read More

Why Little Women Still Matters, More Than 150 Years Later

Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' has been adapted more than two dozen times, for film and television but also for the stage, as an opera, and as a Japanese anime series. What makes the tale so timeless? → Read More

'The Friends Effect' on Learning the English Language

Over the years, quite a few non-native speakers have learned English thanks to watching 'Friends' episodes over and over. → Read More

The Reason Why The Great Gatsby Isn’t In the Public Domain (Yet)

Copyright laws in America are complicated, especially for books. Though F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 'The Great Gatsby' was published in 1925, it won’t enter the public domain until 2021. → Read More

Tennessee Woman Rescues a Kitten That Turns Out to Be a Bobcat

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, a good Samaritan rescued a kitten she saw darting across a road. But that kitten turned out to be a bobcat. → Read More

Highclere Castle—the Real-Life Downton Abbey—Is Available to Rent on Airbnb

Have you ever wanted to spend a night in a castle? And not just any castle—the Downton Abbey castle, Highclere Castle? → Read More

Annotations in Copy of Shakespeare's First Folio May Have Been John Milton's

William Shakespeare had an enormous influence on "Paradise Lost" poet John Milton, and new evidence suggests that super fan Milton—who even wrote a poem called "On Shakespeare"—might have owned his idol's first folio. → Read More

10 of the best stops on Columbus, Ohio's coffee trail

Since 2014, Columbus has hosted a coffee trail that encourages visitors to taste coffee drinks from Columbus' eclectic coffee scene. Here are 10 of the best stops on the trail. → Read More

The 30 Highest-Grossing Actors in Hollywood

Earlier this year, 'Avengers: Endgame' became the highest-grossing movie of all-time worldwide—and turned many of its stars into Hollywood's highest-grossing actors. → Read More

10 of the best restaurants and bars in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati

Streets in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine (OTR) are lined with global restaurants, breweries, bakeries, bagel shops, gourmet donuts, third wave coffee and high-end cocktails bars. → Read More

Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance’s Design Supervisor Was Also the Baby in Labyrinth

Given Toby Froud's background, one could say that serving as the design supervisor on 'Dark Crystal' is the role he was born to play. → Read More

13 Facts About The Muppets Take Manhattan

On July 13, 1984, Frank Oz made his solo directorial debut with 'The Muppets Take Manhattan'—which featured Martin Scorsese's parents as extras. → Read More

The World’s Fastest Roller Coaster Travels Nearly 150 mph

On November 4, 2010, Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, opened in Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World—the first Ferrari-themed amusement park in the world to be dedicated to the Italian sports car. → Read More