Mangesh Hattikudur

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Mangesh Hattikudur is the co-founder of the American humor magazine mental floss, which he started with Will Pearson when both were students at Duke University.[1] Hattikudur graduated from Duke in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Huffington Post in 2010 wrote that Hattikudur and Pearson have created a knowledge empire complete with board games, T-shirts, and a website called which has monthly visitors tallying into the millions.[2] They have collaborated on books such as The Mental Floss History of the United States along with writer Erik Sass.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mangesh Hattikudur". Huffington Post. January 7, 2011. Retrieved 2010-01-06. Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as freshmen at Duke University... collaborated on over 10 books together, ... 
  2. ^ ANNE MANCUSO (ANNE MANCUSO). "Spare Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-06. Mental Floss Magazine’s Holiday Trivia Contest ... “The Mental Floss History of the United States: The (Almost) Complete and (Entirely) Entertaining Story of America,” by Erik Sass, Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur...  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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