Paper plays an enormously important part in various aspects of your everyday life, but how often do you stop to think about its history—or what happens to it after you recycle it?

Today on Scatterbrained, John Green and friends are sharing everything you ever wanted to know about paper with a range of fascinating facts, including a look back at the origin of paperback books and how 19th-century top hats gave birth to the cardboard box as we know it (yep, you read that right). They've also got some tips on how to dominate any game of Rock, Paper, Scissors and how to build the perfect airplane.

Cancel the rest of today's plans and watch the episode, which is sponsored by Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds.