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Nick Greene

Nick Greene is Editor-at-Large for MentalFloss.com. He has written about trying to ride the entire New York Subway system in one day, surviving the apocalypse without a spare set of contact lenses, and whether or not Elvis was actually any good at karate. Originally from Chicago, he currently lives in Oakland, California.
The Best Seasons In Professional Sports History
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When a Congressman Asked the FTC to Fact Check The New York Times' Slogan
What Happens When You Pull The Emergency Brake On the Subway?
1986 College Newspaper Confirms People Have Always Been Jerks Online
Johan Cruyff's 'Soccer Tips' From 1980 Are Still Elegantly Apt
Why Is the Runtime On This Simon and Garfunkel Song Listed as "2:74"?
What Was the First-Ever Tweet?
If March 15 Is the Ides of March, What Does That Make March 16?
15 Things With Better Odds Than Picking a Perfect March Madness Bracket
How Much Land in Los Angeles Is Dedicated to Parking Spaces?
Here's How to Check Your Uber Passenger Rating
Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer?
15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them
The Meanings Behind These 15 Symbols On Your Car's Dashboard
Trying On the Teslasuit, the Device Designed to Make You Feel Virtual Reality
How Nazi Germany Advertised Itself to American Tourists
11 Campaign Slogans For Fictional Politicians
9 Surprising Secrets About Chicago and Its History
BELLA, the Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator, Is Ready for Its Close-Up
Where Does the Powerball Money Go?
Why Is Alabama's Mascot an Elephant?
Who Exactly Can the President Pardon?
Will My Phone's Battery Go On the Fritz in the Freezing Cold?
15 Impressive World Records Set in 2015
Who Is Bowe Bergdahl? A Quick Primer On 'Serial's' Latest Subject
What Was FDR Doing During the 'Date Which Will Live in Infamy'?
The Meanings Behind the Weird Symbols on 20 Beer Labels
Watch a Turkey Fashion Show From 1951
The Time Ben Franklin Casually Invented a Form of Kitesurfing
Why Are Some Dog Foods Labeled as "Dinner"?
What Are Those Dark-Green Mailboxes That Don't Accept Mail?
Happy "Odd Day!" (It's the Last One of the Century)
9 Historically Disappointing Time Capsules
NASA's Unpaid $400 Littering Ticket For Skylab Debris in Australia
How Chicago's Neighborhoods Got Their Names
6 of the Best Topical Halloween Costumes for 1915
The Ghost-Obsessed Professor Who Became Haunted By the Living
Welcome to Brain Week on mental_floss! (Yes, There Will Be Live Brain Surgery)
7 Insane Sports and Games That Were Too Crazy to Last
The 10 Scent Trademarks Currently Recognized by the U.S. Patent Office
6 Times the World Was Supposed to End in the Past Decade
Hollywood's Repeated, Inexplicable Attempts at a 'Stretch Armstrong' Movie
Cops Help Children Settle Debate: Do Sirens Go 'Nee-Nah' or 'Woo-Woo'?
Will Following Advice From a 1988 Book On Fads Make Me a Millionaire?
7 Cautions for Chicago Tourists From an 1888 Visitor Guide
15 Bugs Named After Politicians
How the Owners of All 32 NFL Teams Made Their Money
The Day Everyone in Sweden Had to Start Driving On the Other Side of the Road
"Bruh" and "Manspreading" Added by Oxford Dictionaries in Latest Update
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