Mangesh Hattikudur

Mangesh co-founded mental_floss in 2001 and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. He's currently Chief Creative Officer.

Eiffel Tower Blueprints!
Relieve Stress With a Venting Machine
The Wonderful Tale of Louis Armstrong and his first Christmas Tree
On the Blessed Origins of Festivus
The Search for an Indian Santa
The New Issue Is Out!
Sneak Peek #6: Stephen Hawking's Drive-bys
The First Vending Machine (and other surprising firsts)
Easily the Best New Thing I've Learned About Concrete
Because I Can't Stop Writing About Birds: The Pigeon Express
Alexander Hamilton, Now in Rap Form
The Art of Missed Connections
Hangover Cures from Around the World
Nixon's Stance on Abortion
Because you need somewhere to keep your iPhone
Oh, North Korea.
How to Console Your Very Obese Planet
Snow Way!
The 3Ms of Procrastination
The Buck Stops Here
Eating Light
Cows on a Boat
10 Jews, 1 Snowboard!
Expedia Flights to Mars?
Genius on Tape!
25 Self Made Men
A Ping Pong Door (What I Probably Need Most for Christmas Next Year)
Remembering Harold Pinter (mostly how cantankerous he could be!)
Thrilled Not be on this List!
Let your fingers do the Moonwalking
Problems with the History Book Special? I Can Help You With That!
23 Toothpastes, 1 Cup
Changing the Conversation to Poverty
What a catch! Man gets caught stuffing pants with lobsters
The Smartest Car in the Room
Berenstain Bears Unfazed by Bear Market
To Cindy McCain (and anyone who thinks this is the "dirtiest campaign in American history")
3 Surprising Facts About Sarah Silverman
Rage against the Bathing Machine
Wait Management
Bios on Official SNL Page surprisingly Harsh
4 Things I Just Learned about Mr. Clean
Pearly Gates hopefully extra-shiny for Mr. Clean's Arrival
The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
A Brief Case for a Briefcase
How Merrill, Goldman and the Brothers Lehman made their Money
Gorbachev weighs in on Georgia, defends Russia
2 Surprising Facts about the MLK Assassination
What you probably don't want on your tombstone
6 Crazy Things I Just Learned About the Metric System


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