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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.
Books
What It's Like To Record the Audiobook Version of 'Infinite Jest'
Books
15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing
History
Thomas Pynchon and Brian Wilson's Miserable Evening Together
Big Question
How Are You Supposed to Use a Toilet Seat Cover? Where Does the Flap Go?
Videos
No Fuelin', We're Poolin': Share a Ride Into the Past with this '70s Carpool PSA
Design
Bring Back the Thor Automagic, the 1940s Hybrid Clothes/Dishwasher
Sports
How the Monstars Could Have Beat Tune Squad in 'Space Jam'
Food
Very Important Yelp Reviews of International Hooters Locations
History
This Light Bulb Has Been Burning Since 1901
Sports
11 Numbers That Explain the U.S. Women's World Cup Win
Sports
Where Does the Soccer Term "Hat-Trick" Come From?
News
How Does a Country Set Withdrawal Limits On All Its ATMs at Once?
Technology
13 Early Criticisms, Doubts, and Disses About the iPhone
Pizza
9 Gems From The U.S. Patent Office's Pizza Patent Collection
Pizza
America's Quick Rise From Pizza-Ignorant to Pizza-Obsessed
Space
How to Fix a Flat on the Moon and Other Tips From NASA’s Lunar Rover Guide
TV
17 'Simpsons' Cultural References Explained for Younger Viewers
List
18 Sounds You Probably Didn't Realize Were Trademarked
List
19 Bits of Advice About the French, As Told to American Servicemen in WWII
Fun
The Competitive Eater Who Helped Bring Back Crystal Pepsi
Sports
When the Women's World Cup Swapped Host Countries Because of SARS
Animals
5 Inventions That Use Literal Horse Power
Fun
The Deluxe Line Dance, McDonald's' Attempt at an Arch Deluxe Dance Craze
History
On This Date in History: One of Andrew Jackson's Murders
Art
Lisbon's Righteously Awesome Senior Citizen Graffiti Crew
Big Question
Why Did the Hollywood Sign Originally Say "Hollywoodland"?
Art
The Review That Was So Harsh, James Whistler Sued His Critic (and Won)
Fun
The Terrifying Men, Women, and Children of Water Slide Patent Illustrations
TV
Watch Harry Shearer Perform his 'Simpsons' Voices
Big Question
Does Jerry West Get Royalties For Being the NBA Logo?
TV
How Betamax Was Going to Change Your Life, According to Sony
Big Question
Who is the Mailer-Daemon?
Fun
The Stories Behind 5 In-Your-Face T-Shirt Brands You Wore in the '90s
Big Question
What Is Ed Balls Day?
Big Question
What Does the IRS Do With All the Paperclips People Send Them?
Sports
11 Old Golf Rules That No Longer Exist
List
11 Essential Talking Points on 'NBA Jam'
TV
Guy Goma, the IT Job Applicant Who Was Mistakenly Interviewed on Live TV
List
15 Commercials Directed By David Lynch
Sports
A Brief History Of The Slam Dunk
Big Question
Where's The Beef?
Music
When Colin Powell Met Sergeant Elvis Presley
Sports
9 of the Most Absurd NCAA Violations in Recent Memory
Books
Kurt Vonnegut's Letter Grades For His Own Books
Science
How To Find NYC's Loudest And Quietest Places—And Everywhere In Between
Big Question
Can Animals Recognize Their Reflections In Mirrors?
Big Question
What Was The First Google Doodle?
Stub
Sam Simon, Who Gave the Entirety of His Fortune Away to Charity, Dies
Music
Meet the World's Greatest Elvis Impersonator
List
15 Very Specific Mario Facts From a 1993 Nintendo Internal Guide
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