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 Time Benjamin Franklin Tried (And Failed) to Electrocute a Turkey
By the Numbers: How Americans Spend Their Money
9 of the World's Most Ridiculously Secure Safes and Vaults
What Happened to Bob Ross' Paintings?
The Time 18th-Century French Aristocrats Fled to Rural Pennsylvania
Why Libraries Matter
Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs?
What Happened To All Those Chargers Destroyed in Dukes of Hazzard?
10 of the World's Most Expensive Beers
27 Bits of Wisdom from 2012 Commencement Addresses
10 of the World's Most Expensive Beers
12 Obvious Things Confirmed By Science
12 Famous Authors Who Also Wrote for Children
Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional
9 of the World's Most Ridiculously Secure Safes and Vaults
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