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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.
Big Question
What Is Pulaski Day?
Travel
How To Enjoy The Cold: Advice From An Arctic SCUBA Diver
History
Old-School New York Times Death Infographics Were Depressing
History
This Day In History: A Man Lands A Stolen Helicopter On The White House Lawn
Design
What's Going On With The 'D' In The Disney Logo?
History
Advice For Young Journalists From Decades and Centuries Past
List
12 Heartbreaking Letters Addressed To Joe Camel As If He Were Real
Space
Does Your Local Park Have a Tree That Has Orbited The Moon?
History
The ABCs of Bachelorhood, According To An 1897 Guide
Big Question
When Does Freezing Rain Become Sleet?
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How Accurate Are Punxsutawney Phil's Forecasts?
TV
The Best Super Bowl Ads Ever, According to USA Today's "Ad Meter"
Fun
10 Things You Won't Be Able To Do Anymore If SkyMall Goes Away
Sports
10 Things Done to Balls in Order to Give Athletes a Competitive Edge
Videos
Watch the Windows 95 Launch Hosted By Jay Leno
Big Question
Why Did Old Phone Numbers Start With Letters?
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Did Americans Really Call French Fries "Freedom Fries"?
Fun
8 Motivational Posters Inspired By A 1921 Treatise On Human Engineering
Geography
Happy Birthday, Connecticut!
History
The Revolutionary E-Book That Never Got a Chance To Be Read
Space
NASA's Stylish Tourism Posters Invite You To Visit Planets Lightyears Away
Videos
Blessing Houses in 1935 For The Twelfth Night Of Christmas
Big Question
If a Restaurant Critic Gets Food Poisoning, Can He or She Mention It In The Review?
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How Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?
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Are Cuban Cigars Legal Now?
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Why Is a Liquor's Proof Double Its Percentage Alcohol by Volume?
List
15 Crazy World Records Set In 2014
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How Much Does Pop Culture Affect the Prevalence of Certain Baby Names?
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Why Do Clowns Wear Big Shoes?
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Was Elvis Actually Any Good at Karate?
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If The United States Retires The Penny, Where Will All The Old Ones Go?
History
Gossip From a Declassified 1955 CIA Spy Report Of a Soviet Cocktail Party
Big Question
Why Do Trick Candles Keep Relighting?
Food
7 Intriguing Turkey Recipes From the 1800s
TV
A Brief History of The Wacky Weatherman Trope
Design
8 Phone Booths of The Future (Of the Past)
Big Question
Is a Moonroof Different Than a Sunroof?
Fun
8 Pieces of Advice and Wisdom Regarding the Internet From Ann Landers
Big Question
Who Had the First Jersey Number to Be Retired in Sports?
History
Watch British Kids Prepare to Burn a Creepy Guy Fawkes Effigy in 1938
Big Question
Why Is It Called "Mischief Night"?
Fun
Is It Possible to Ride the Entire New York Subway System in a Single Day?
Sports
How To Get Buff, According to an 1889 Book on Fitness
History
Remembering the Deadly London Beer Flood of 1814
Books
15 Facts About 'Infinite Jest'
Big Question
Are Special Pumpkin-Carving Tools Safer Than Kitchen Knives?
Fun
12 Halloween Ideas From 1884's Hottest Costume Guide
Space
A Friendly Total Lunar Eclipse FAQ
Fun
The Illuminated Magic of International Pedestrian Crossing Signals
Music
Listening to Elvis Presley's Bizarre Album of Stage Banter
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