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Brooklyn, NY
List Editor — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable
Covers:  web culture, pop culture, cultural trends, twitter
Doesn't Cover: business

List Editor @mashable. Internet enthusiast. Comes from a line of unicorns.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

My coverage on viral culture has launched careers. I profiled Ben Lashes, which gave him a huge boost in recognition and business.

In the '80s, they put cat heads on human bodies without Photoshop — In the '80s, photographer Terry Gruber didn't need Photoshop or Instagram to cash in on his goofy cat pics, and he didn't have Tumblr to land a book deal either. It took countless trips to thrift stores, a photography studio and friends who accepted payment in wine.

How big is the average penis? Let's compare with household objects — Size matters ... for science, anyway. While there have been numerous prior studies (both scholarly and unscientific) on penis size, the British Journal of Urology International published one of the girthiest analyses to date.

12 times Leonard Nimoy's voice prospered beyond Spock — Behind an iconic haircut was a booming voice that truly was prosperous. But Leonard Nimoy was more than just Spock. Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, was a mainstay and a legend in the science-fiction world. He was also a musician, a poet and a prominent voice actor.

13 llamas llobbying for freedom — While people across the United States celebrate an open Internet, there is still much work to be done in this country. We're talking, of course, about the oppression of llamas. A gripping, moderately high-speed llama chase left the nation disappointed Thursday afternoon when it came to a swift end about as quickly as it started.

A round of a-paws for the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. — Another year, another victory lap for the Lab. The American Kennel Club announced its top breeds of 2014, and while the leader of the dog pack comes as no surprise, a few new furball faces pawed their way to the top.

'House of Cards' campaign posters inspired by famous presidential slogans — No presidency is complete without a proper slogan. And for a man who has quite a way with words, we can only imagine what Frank Underwood's would be. The House of Cards character left us anticipating his transition from VP to POTUS at the end of Season 2.

Pedro the pony is too short for his stable, so these kids built something helpful — Anyone who's ever struggled to get an item off the top shelf at the grocery store can relate to Pedro the pony. Shetland ponies are known for being short, and Pedro is no exception. Only a few feet off the ground, he struggles to see over the stable door at his new Brixton, England home, the Ebony Horse Club.

The 'Parks and Rec' cast grew up before our very eyes — For seven seasons, the cast of Parks and Recreation sought to improve Pawnee. The fictional Indiana town has come a long way since Leslie Knope turned that pit into a park, and so have the people who live there. Leslie herself has gone from local deputy director to running the Midwest regional parks department.

Patty Hearst's dog is a Westminster winner - seriously — Patty Hearst is a woman of many accomplishments. The heir to a billion-dollar media company and ex-brainwashed terrorist-slash-bank-robber is now the co-owner of a Westminster champion. The New York socialite, who goes by Patricia Hearst-Shaw, co-owns a Shih Tzu named Rocket that won in the Toy group Monday night during the first round of the Westminster Dog Show.

Did Not Wake Up Like This: Westminster's craziest dog grooming routines — If you have trouble making yourself presentable in the morning, owning a show dog is probably not for you. Looks are everything at the Westminster Dog Show. The average grooming process can be anywhere from 15 minutes to six hours, depending on the breed and how often they attend shows.
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Mar 03, 2015

@exhumetw girth stats were based on circumference, not diameter, so it was harder to create a good visual.

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