Editor-in-Chief Jason English’s 5 Favorite Twitter Feeds


You can tell a lot about a person based on who they religiously follow on Twitter — or least that’s the driving idea behind this new weekly column. Every Monday we’ll ask an influential web editor to share some of his or her most prized feeds with you, along with a few exemplary tweets that will illustrate why you’ll soon be following along too. Our hope is that you’ll get a tiny glimpse inside the creative minds of some of online media’s brightest stars — and a more interesting Twitter feed of your own to boot!

This week we’re honored to be bringing you a new set of recommendations courtesy of Mental Floss editorial mastermind Jason English. Click through to check out all of his picks (a list which fast foodies will be thrilled to see includes @WaffleHouse), and be sure to follow him on Twitter here.

Ethan is our resident expert on obscure visitors to McDonaldland. He’s got some great stories about the Fry Kids.

It’s the War of 1812’s 200th anniversary! Where’s the fanfare? I’ll be honest — I have no idea what happened in the War of 1812. But that’s OK, because the War of 1812 is on Twitter. Sounds like Canada was involved.

There is a @FakeMentalFloss account. He or she has the background image just right. As we wait patiently for the first fake tweet, enjoy this stream of rejected Grantland pitches.

I don’t like the thing where all political reporters retweet every excruciating piece of campaign minutiae day after day. But BuzzFeed’s star researcher Andrew Kaczynski mixes in absolute gems like Mitt Romney’s old MySpace videos and facts about Ron Paul’s baseball prowess.

The Waffle House Twitter feed has inspired me to use the #wafflehouse hashtag in real world conversations. Works great in awkward pauses. Help this catch on.