Lucas Reilly

Lucas was the senior editor of mental_floss magazine. Now he dabbles online.

The Reasons Why Iceland Is So Expensive
Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Warship and Became a Congressman
The Eccentric Entrepreneur Who Put Bhutan on the Map With Talking Postage Stamps
Why is Punxsutawney's Groundhog Called Phil?
Eadweard Muybridge: The Eccentric Forefather of the Animated GIF
How British Spies Used a Cupcake Recipe to Stop Terrorists
15 Dancing Tips From 1529 Proven to Wow Your Date
How to Exercise Like Franz Kafka
Murder in the Red Barn: The Crime Solved by a Dream
George Pollard Jr., Unlucky Captain of the Ship That Inspired Moby-Dick
9 Facts About Project Blue Book, the Government's Top-Secret UFO Program
Can You Tell an Author’s Identity By Looking at Punctuation Alone? A Study Just Found Out.
The Favourite: 10 Facts About the Real History Behind the Movie
6 Dreaded Tasks That Are Actually Great For Managing Stress
Can Watching the Super Bowl Give You a Heart Attack?
When Queen Victoria Employed an Official Rat-Catcher
The Quest to Find—and Save—the World's Most Famous Shipwreck
10 Discoveries and Inventions That are More Recent Than You Think
India Is Now Home to the World's Largest Statue
The Time the U.S. Government Banned Sliced Bread
When Pablo Picasso Was Accused of Stealing the Mona Lisa
10 Strange Items the TSA Found in People's Luggage in 2018
Inside the Coldest City in the World, Where It Snows 270 Days a Year
You Probably Have a Favorite Burner, But You Might Be Using It Wrong
7 Facts About the Feast of the Seven Fishes
What is Wassailing, Anyway?
Tom Molineaux: The Ex-Slave Who Became America’s First International Boxing Superstar
13 Things to Know About The World’s Oldest Santa School
The Time Abraham Lincoln Stopped a Murder Trial in its Tracks
Why Alaska is Home to America's Easternmost Point
10 Holiday-Related Phobias and How to Avoid Them
The Time German and Russian WWI Soldiers Banded Together to Fight Wolves
20 Attempts to Describe the Taste of Durian, the World’s Smelliest Fruit
11 Facts About Robert the Bruce, King of Scots
A Brief History of Presidential Funeral Trains
11 Thoughtful Gifts for Dad
The Story of Siwash, the Beer-Drinking Duck Who Joined the Marines
How to Make a Homemade Pie Crust, According to Science
Birdemic: The Great American Parrot Fever Panic of 1930
The Scottish Islands Where Electricity Is Being Made From the Ocean’s Tides
The Time Germany Kidnapped Hundreds of Stallions in an Attempt to Breed a Super-Horse
The Time Johnny Cash’s Estate Went to War Over Hemorrhoid Cream
Corpses in the Pig Pen: The Tale of Indiana's Most Notorious Serial Killer
6 Explosive Fart Controversies
Los Angeles Philharmonic to Perform a Piece of Music that Involves Dropping Melons on the Ground
No Joe: The Time Coffee Was Banned in Prussia
Why 1 Million People Live in Cold War-Era Bunkers Under the Streets of Beijing
Why Are Marathons 26.2 Miles Long?
The Origins of 12 Silly-Sounding Compound Words
Is It Illegal to Die in Longyearbyen, Norway?
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