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.
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
Videos
Rin Tin Tin Jr.’s Struggle to Live Up to His Father’s Legacy
Videos
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
Big Question
How Do Power Outlets On An Airplane Stay Grounded?
Videos
Watch a Teleprinter In Action From When It Was the Height of Technology
Big Question
How Did The Eagles' 'Greatest Hits' Become the Best-Selling Album of the 20th Century?
Big Question
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
Big Question
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
Big Question
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
Big Question
Why Is the Runtime On This Simon and Garfunkel Song Listed as "2:74"?
Big Question
What Was the First-Ever Tweet?
Big Question
If March 15 Is the Ides of March, What Does That Make March 16?
List
15 Things With Better Odds Than Picking a Perfect March Madness Bracket
Big Question
How Much Land in Los Angeles Is Dedicated to Parking Spaces?
Technology
Here's How to Check Your Uber Passenger Rating
Sports
Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer?
List
15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them
List
The Meanings Behind These 15 Symbols On Your Car's Dashboard
Technology
Trying On the Teslasuit, the Device Designed to Make You Feel Virtual Reality
History
How Nazi Germany Advertised Itself to American Tourists
List
11 Campaign Slogans For Fictional Politicians
City Secrets
9 Surprising Secrets About Chicago and Its History
Science
BELLA, the Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator, Is Ready for Its Close-Up
Big Question
Where Does the Powerball Money Go?
Sports
Why Is Alabama's Mascot an Elephant?
Big Question
Who Exactly Can the President Pardon?
Big Question
Will My Phone's Battery Go On the Fritz in the Freezing Cold?
Big Question
What Are The Twelve Days of Christmas?
List
15 Impressive World Records Set in 2015
News
Who Is Bowe Bergdahl? A Quick Primer On 'Serial's' Latest Subject
Big Question
What Was FDR Doing During the 'Date Which Will Live in Infamy'?
Booze
The Meanings Behind the Weird Symbols on 20 Beer Labels
Videos
Watch a Turkey Fashion Show From 1951
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