Lucas Reilly

Lucas proudly worked on mental_floss magazine for four years, where he served as a senior editor. For two years, he worked as a longform feature writer for the web. He's embedded with professional eclipse chasers in Nebraska, interviewed feudal lords in Britain, hunted for buried treasure in Virginia, and once profiled a man who had tried to turn into a goat. Chances are, you can find him at the library.

The Beer Fridge That Only Opens for Canadians is Back
Is Your Sense of Direction Innate?
How Does Caffeine Work?
Hear James Joyce Read From <em>Ulysses</em> and <em>Finnegans Wake</em>
The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
The Woman Buried in a New Jersey Parking Lot
21 Presidential Doodles
3 Interesting Articles from Ernest Hemingway’s Newspaper Career
You Can Ride the Subway for Free if You Just Do Some Squats
17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work
Why Do I Wake Up Right Before My Alarm Goes Off?
How Do Postal Workers Decipher Really Sloppy Handwriting?
12 Inappropriate Calls Made to the Scottish Police
1000 Hip Hop Monikers on One Huge Poster
12 Jobs People Decided to Give to Cats
7 Schools That Dropped Their Native American Nicknames
Meet the Beer Fridge That Opens Only for Canadians
Why Do Our Best Ideas Come to Us in the Shower?
7 of the Most Depressing Streaks of Futility in Sports
22 Vintage Popular Science Covers That Outlined the Future
How Math and Lasers Can Make You a Better Golfer
The Desert of Maine
Hear Helen Keller Speak
7 Offbeat Museums Worth Visiting
The Secret Art Installation Beneath Times Square
11 Messy Jobs for the Bravest Among Us
6 Angry Letters Kids Sent Neil deGrasse Tyson About Pluto
The World’s Longest Yard Sale Is This Week
21 Predictions for 1993 from 1893
The First 10 U.S. Patents
22 Odd Ads From National Geographic Magazine in the 1910s
The Summer Jobs of 14 Future U.S. Presidents
7 Experimental Adventures in Classical Music
The Time Napoleon Was Attacked by Rabbits
There are Giant Clouds of Alcohol Floating in Space
11 Products Made by Prisoners
Billy Possum: President Taft's Answer to the Teddy Bear
30 Bits of Commencement Wisdom for the Class of 2013
Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Swift Were Fart Joke Masters
25 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle
50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary
8 Government Conspiracy Theories (And How They Could Be Right)
A Selection of 19-Year-Old Isaac Newton's Secret Sins
12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard
24 Adorable Photos of Presidents With Little Kids
Rest in Peace, Baby Beluga
11 Monarchs Crowned While They Were in Diapers
9 Intriguing Excerpts From Old FBI Files
11 Muppets Who Made 11 or Fewer Muppet Show Appearances
A Brief History of Olympic Defectors


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