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.
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The Best Thing to Happen to Dog Owners Since Dogs
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Why Do We Close Our Eyes When We Sneeze?
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The Burger That Should Have Been King
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Math Concepts Explained by Knitting and Crochet
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The Romantic Reason Ulysses S. Grant Didn’t Want His Wife to Get Cosmetic Surgery
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You'll Never Guess What Europeans Call the @ Sign
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These Wooden Rings Hold Tiny Landscapes
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The Wildest Turnover in Patriots' History
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Inside the Tolstoy Family Reunion
Science
The Global Biodiversity Atlas Reveals the Secrets of Soil
Booze
The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Spuds MacKenzie, The Original Party Animal
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Bleak and Stunning Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls
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Grammar Lessons From the Leaked CIA Style Book
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This Jewelry Holds Real Flowers and Crystals Inside
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60 Percent of People Can't Go 10 Minutes Without Lying
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Breathtaking Photos of Abandoned and Forgotten Places
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Did the NSA Really Ban Furbys?
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Watch AMNH's Giant Blue Whale Get Its Annual Cleaning
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Hairdresser Creates Incredible Styles Based on Fine Art
Technology
7 CES Tech Innovations and What They Mean For You, the Humble Consumer
Sports
Cubs Fans Leave Amazing Tribute of Green Apples at Harry Caray's Grave
Fun
How Mayor McCheese Helps Explain a Plausible Theory of Time Travel
Art
15 Lofty Facts About the Sistine Chapel
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Rin Tin Tin Jr.’s Struggle to Live Up to His Father’s Legacy
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England’s Tea-Caused Power Surges
Big Question
What’s the Difference Between a 'Good Source Of' and an 'Excellent Source Of' on Food Labels?
Sports
6 Pro Sports Teams That Considered Moving to Las Vegas
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How Do Power Outlets On An Airplane Stay Grounded?
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Watch a Teleprinter In Action From When It Was the Height of Technology
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How Did The Eagles' 'Greatest Hits' Become the Best-Selling Album of the 20th Century?
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Where is Old Zealand?
Food
How a Real Quaker Perfectly Shut Down an Overzealous Quaker Oats Lawyer
Sports
8 Early Criticisms of Stephen Curry That Sound Absurd in Retrospect
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What Does That Little Chip On My Credit Card Do?
Science
Watch an Opera Singer Perform (While Undergoing an MRI)
Big Question
How Do Dogs Drink Water?
List
15 Smart Pieces of Gear for a Better Bike Commute
Video Games
Step-Counting App Tracks Your Progress in the World of 'Super Mario Bros.'
TV
What Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury Thought About Television
Big Question
Why Are Taxes Due on April 18 This Year?
Sports
The Best Seasons In Professional Sports History
Math
Happy Square Root Day!
History
When a Congressman Asked the FTC to Fact Check The New York Times' Slogan
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What Happens When You Pull The Emergency Brake On the Subway?
Technology
1986 College Newspaper Confirms People Have Always Been Jerks Online
Sports
Johan Cruyff's 'Soccer Tips' From 1980 Are Still Elegantly Apt
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Why Is the Runtime On This Simon and Garfunkel Song Listed as "2:74"?
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What Was the First-Ever Tweet?
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If March 15 Is the Ides of March, What Does That Make March 16?
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15 Things With Better Odds Than Picking a Perfect March Madness Bracket
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