Joined: Nov 21, 2012
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.
In 1628, the 'Vasa' sank on its maiden voyage. For the next 300 years, it sat in a watery grave—until one man sparked a monumental effort to salvage it.
By documenting the little things, photographer Robert Frank changed an entire nation’s image of itself.
Horses own the winner’s circle in English idioms. But where did these popular phrases originate?
The rules of the road are a little weirder in some places than in others.
What do great authors do at their summer homes? Compose our favorite beach reads.
Some folks are lightning rods for success. Others are just lightning rods.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And sometimes, when survival is at stake, that means human flesh is on the menu.
Can anything beat the smell of an old book? The scent can be delightfully musty, with grassy notes of smoked wood and delicate chocolate. It has the power to transport readers to a far-flung time and place, to the oak-paneled library of their dreams.
MF TURNS 20!
Scientists and historians have made incredible finds—from the oldest human-made art to long-lost shipwrecks—in the 20 years since Mental Floss began.
You can learn a lot about your family through genealogy, and you can’t hide from your past! (Especially if you’re on the cover of 'Playboy.')