Rob Placek

Rob Placek

A fresh graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Rob Placek is a farm boy, travel junkie, and trivia fanatic. Currently relocated to Vancouver, his only previous writing audience was a group of professors, but now he has a hand in writing mental_floss quizzes. His love of trivia showed when he appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire in 2009, when he was 19. He has run across a country (Liechtenstein still counts), loves college basketball, golfs, and is a little obsessed with social media which explains how he found @mental_floss on Twitter.